Jason Ikeem Rodgers is a native of Philadelphia, PA. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Music where he obtained a professional studies degree in orchestral conducting. He also attended the University of North Carolina School of Arts where he earned master’s in orchestral conducting and a bachelor’s in piano performance. In 2014, he was first prize winner of the conducting competition held by the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina in Florence, Italy. That same year he was winner of the International Conducting Competition held in Atlanta, GA. In 2016 he won the first prize in the London Classical Soloists Competition. He was also apprentice to the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, under John Mauceri. He has also made appearances with the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Ocean City Pops Orchestra, Trowbridge String Ensemble, Salem College Orchestra and Play on Philly. Mr. Rodgers served as Assistant Conductor of the
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra from 2011 to 2013. He is Founder and Music Director of Orchestra Noir, the Atlanta African-American Orchestra.