Jason Tramm, DMA, Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities, Seton Hall University, will see his YouTube podcast “Music Matters with Jason Tramm” join the WMCA’s list of programs from Saturday June 5 at 11:30 a.m. The podcast will air every Saturday in the 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. slot on AM 570 and FM 102.3.
Professor Tramm teaches voice and conducting, conducts the university choir, chamber choir and orchestra and, in 2017, won the Seton Hall University Faculty Teacher of the Year award. Currently, he is also Artistic Director and Senior Conductor of MidAtlantic Artistic Productions as well as Music Director in Residence of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association.
Tramm has also been a frequent guest conductor, conducting lyrical and symphonic performances in Italy, Romania, Albania and Hungary, the latter in which he recorded an album of rarely heard French opera arias with the Szeged Symphony.
Considering his different roles, Tramm explained the fulfillment he gets with those he meets. “In all of these endeavors, I have strived and thrived on the diversity of music and colleagues with whom I am constantly surrounded, and my interactions and conversations with these colleagues and members of the public have always been particularly enriching and inspiring. “
Following the cancellation of the spring 2020 guest concert season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tramm began the podcast with the goal of deepening the effects of the pandemic on the music industry. “On Music Matters 2020, we’re pulling the curtain down and you’re joining the conversation,” he said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of society and the artistic community is facing issues that have never been encountered before in our lifetime. On this podcast, we’ll talk with artists who are making a difference in today’s cultural landscape. “
Tramm also said that Music Matters is the fastest growing music culture podcast on YouTube and will be rolled out to several other platforms by the end of the summer.
In the intro video for the series, Tramm expressed his reasons for creating the podcast and what he hopes to share with his audience. “It’s my goal to pull the curtain back and reveal the person behind the art in a way that music lovers and professional artists can also appreciate,” he explained. “I aim to show the power of music to inspire and uplift even under the most difficult circumstances, which we all face today.”
For more information or to view previous episodes of the Tramm podcast, visit here.