Jason Max Ferdinand
Jason Max Ferdinand is an Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Oakwood University where he conducts the Aeolians of Oakwood University and the University Chorale, Voices. A native of Trinidad & Tobago, Ferdinand received his Bachelor of Arts degree in piano from the Oakwood College (now Oakwood University) (1999), the Master of Arts in Choral Conducting from Morgan State University (2001), and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting with a minor in Orchestra Conducting from the University of Maryland (2015).
Under Dr. Ferdinand’s baton, the Aeolians of Oakwood University have graced stages the world over. Their repertoire of choral music which ranges from the Baroque era to the 21st century has been sought after and performed at venues throughout the USA, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Canada, Poland, Romania, Great Britain, Russia, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and Hungary.
Ferdinand maintains an active schedule as a presenter, adjudicator and guest conductor for high schools, collegiate, and church choirs throughout North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. He is a former board member of the Alabama American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and a current member of the national ACDA. He continues to actively compose and to mentor up-and-becoming composers. His greatest passion is watching those who he has mentored as conductors and composers, become conductors and composers in their own right.