Season Conductors

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Jason Tramm

Maestro Tramm serves as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor with the MidAtlantic Artistic Productions.   Maestro Tramm is newly named Executive Director of the Light Opera of New Jersey, where he will lead a dynamic company that produces fully staged productions of both opera and musical theater repertoire.  

     He has also served as Music Director for an opera tour with performances in Florida, New Hampshire, West Virginia, New York, and South Carolina. He served as Artistic Director of the New Jersey State Opera from 2008 to 2012. 

The busy maestro is entering his 14th season as Director of Music, in Residence, of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association in the summer months, where he leads the choral, orchestral, and oratorio performances in the historic 6,500-seat Great Auditorium. In addition to the Ocean Grove Choir Festival, a beloved event in its 64th year and attended by thousands, he has appeared on two National Public Radio broadcasts with organ virtuoso Gordon Turk and symphonic orchestra.    He also serves as Music Director of the Taghkanic Chorale (Yorktown Heights, NY).  Maestro Tramm was also appointed as the Music Director/Conductor of the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Ensemble, where he collaborates with noted director/choreographer, Gabriel Chajnik.   
     An accomplished educator, he serves as Director of Choral Activities at Seton Hall University where he leads the University Chorus, Chamber Choir, Orchestra, and teaches voice and conducting.
     Mr. Tramm holds degrees in music from the Crane School, the Hartt School, and a DMA in Conducting from Rutgers University, where he was the recipient of their prestigious Presidential Fellowship. 
     A frequent guest conductor, he has led operatic and symphonic performances in Italy, Romania, Albania, and in Hungary.  He was Guest Conductor at the Narnia Festival (Narni, Italy) during the 2017 season.  The spring 2020  guest conducting season was canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.  In response to this Jason Tramm launched a podcast entitles, Music Matters with Jason Tramm. 

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Kyunghun Kim

Kyunghun Kim is the Artistic Director of the Ridgewood Symphony, Bergen Youth Symphony and Orchestra and Music Director of Ensemble Con Cuore. He also serves on the music faculty of Lehman College in New York.  
Mr. Kim frequently appears as a guest conductor with major South Korean orchestras such as the Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, the SungNam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Korean Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Kim made his debut with the WE Philharmonic Orchestra  in the summer of 2021 at the renowned Lotte Concert Hall. c Orchestra, and Queens Symphony Orchestra.Mr. Kim has held positions as Resident Conductor for The Chelsea Symphony Orchestra, and Assistant Conductor for both The Greenwich Village Orchestra and The New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble. Additionally, he has conducted The Vidin Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmoni
Before graduating from The Juilliard School in 2011 with a Masters in Orchestral Conducting, Mr. Kim was an assistant conductor of AXIOM, a contemporary music ensemble at the Juilliard School and was a conductor of the school’s Music Advancement Program (MAP) orchestra during 2009-2011. He earned an Artist Diploma in Conducting in 2007 from The Curtis Institute of Music, under the auspices of Otto-Werner Mueller.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Mr. Kim began studying piano, violin, and composition at the age of five. While continuing his study at The Boston Conservatory, where he holds a B.M. in viola performance. He has been invited to participate in numerous prestigious music festivals, including the Wiener Meisterkurse, The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and The Pierre Monteux School. In February of 2012, Mr. Kim was chosen as a participant in a Beethoven masterclass with Kurt Masur at the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Kim has participated in master classes with Michael Tilson Thomas, Alan Gilbert, John Keenan, and Harold Farberman and also was a semi-finalist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition in 2013. Mr. Kim currently lives in Bergen County, New Jersey with his wife and young son.

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Scott Jackson Wiley

With these two concerts, maestro Scott Jackson Wiley makes his conducting debut with the Adelphi Orchestra, leading the Symphony in D Minor of Cesar Franck and accompanying acclaimed violinist Ming Feng Hsin as soloist in the Beethoven Violin Concerto.
Maestro Wiley was appointed Music Director of the Centre Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2021. He had previously enjoyed a long relationship with the orchestra, having served as Music Director for four seasons from 2006 to 2010 and then as Associate Conductor to his friend and colleague, José Alejandro Guzmán, from 2010 to 2021. It is Mr. Wiley’s intention to lead the Centre Symphony Orchestra to a position of prominence in the musical panorama of New York City.
Maestro Wiley is currently in his 24th season as Music Director of the South Shore Symphony on Long Island, an orchestra based at Molloy College’s Madison Theatre in Rockville Centre. With a packed schedule of classical programs with major soloists and popular concerts featuring Broadway stars, as well as opera and ballet, the South Shore Symphony is recognized as a regional powerhouse. The final concert of the present season, on June 5 at the magnificent Cathedral of St. Agnes, will feature the Organ Symphony of Camille Saint-Saëns.
Previous music directorships Mr. Wiley has held include positions with the Greenwich Village Orchestra, Inwood Opera, Regina Opera, and Delaware Valley Opera. Currently, Mr. Wiley is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Staten Island Philharmonic, 
Mr. Wiley has been on the faculty of Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division for nearly thirty years. There he teaches conducting, ear-training, music theory, and classical guitar. In the days before the pandemic, Mr. Wiley organized yearly public concerts of opera and symphony for his conducting students and looks forward to resuming that activity. Many of his former conducting students have gone on to further study and are pursuing careers as conductors.
Maestro Wiley’s mentors in the field of conducting include Michael Charry (Mannes College of Music), Charles Bruck (Pierre Monteux School for Conductors), and his father, Jackson Wiley.
Before becoming a conductor, Mr. Wiley was an active classical guitarist. He gave regular solo and chamber concerts at Merkin Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall and Cami Hall to positive reviews, including by critic Allen Hughes of the New York Times. Mr. Wiley formed duos with noted artists such as flutist and composer, Elizabeth Brown, flutist Kathleen Nester, and violinist Robin Zeh, and collaborated closely with flamenco dancer Gabriela Granados and Spanish classical dancer, Dolores de Azcárraga. He studied guitar under José Luís Lopátegui at the Conservatory of Barcelona, Spain, where he won first prize honors. As guitarist, his principal influences have been the great Spanish master, Narciso Yepes, the flamenco guitarist Mario Escudero, and his close friend, guitarist Dennis Koster.
Fascinated by language, Mr. Wiley is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, French, and Italian. He worked closely with Nico Castel, the esteemed singer, linguist, and master of diction of the Metropolitan Opera, and edited several of his volumes of opera libretti. Mr. Wiley’s current musical obsession are the fields of partimento, historical improvisation, and jazz.