|Jason Howie is a Baritone who recently completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Kent State University. There he studied under Tenor Timothy Culver and briefly with Soprano Dr. Lara Troyer. Jason has played roles such as The Lord Chancellor in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe and Prince Franz in Victor Herbert’s Sweethearts in KSU’s Opera productions. He also covered the role of John Brooke in Mark Adamo’s Little Women as a part of Nightingale Operas young artist program in the summer of 2016. Jason performed the role of Papageno in an abridged version of The Magic Flute in the fall of 2016 with the KSU Opera. He has been a soloist in many performances of Handel’s Messiah during the holiday season and has been involved in choral ensembles as well, singing with many of the ensembles in Kent State as well as performing with the Blossom Festival Chorus. A native to Northeast Ohio, Jason grew up in Macedonia and graduated from Nordonia High School in 2012. While there he performed in the choral program under the direction of John Pickering and took private voice lessons from Julie Pickering. Jason would like to thank his family, the voice faculty at Kent State, and the Pickering as well, for their continued support over the years.