Acting Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, Texas Southern University;
Artistic Director, Ebony Opera Guild
Jason Oby has performed as a soloist in opera, oratorio, and recital at venues throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. As a member of the acclaimed cast of Three Mo’ Tenors, he sang genres including opera, Broadway, jazz, and Motown. Known for his sensitivity and intelligence of interpretation as a singer of art song, he has been called on to coach, plan, and direct multi-disciplinary performances at museums, universities, and arts organizations around the U.S. He is the Acting Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences and a Professor of Music at Texas Southern University; he previously served as the university’s Chairman of the Department of Music, and Interim Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences. Oby holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, as well as a Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University. Early in his career he won prizes at the Leontyne Price Competition, The Joy in Singing, and The Suncoast Opera Competition. As Artistic Director of Houston Ebony Opera Guild, he conceives, plans, and oversees choral and operatic content for the organization’s entire season. He continues to work professionally as a university professor, community lecturer, professional singer, and conductor. He has served on local and national boards and committees concerned with funding, philanthropy, and the arts.