President's Concert

Experience the Unparalleled Harmony of the Jason Max Ferdinand Singers

Thursday, February 13, 2025 | 8 PM | Lila Cockrell Theatre

Join us for a night of extraordinary music and inspiration. Assembled from a diverse group of professionals ranging from award-winning artists to lawyers and professors, this ensemble promises an evening of rich, diverse choral literature that speaks to the soul.

$20 general admission tickets available onsite at convention or as a convention registration addon.

An ensemble of singers dressed in formal black attire stands ready to perform on stage, with a male conductor at the forefront, gesturing expressively towards a seated pianist.

About this Performance

About the Director

Jason Max Ferdinand serves as the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Maryland, College Park. A native of Trinidad & Tobago, Ferdinand received his Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from Oakwood College (now Oakwood University), his Master of Arts in Choral Conducting from Morgan State University, and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland. He attributes a lot of his success to the many influential people and experiences that helped shape him into who he is today. Learn more about Jason.

Jason Max Ferdinand smiles with one hand on his chin
About the Ensemble

The “Jason Max Ferdinand Singers” is a project that Jason Max Ferdinand has thought about since 2001. He had the sound of the ensemble in his head, and had plans to make a debut the summer of 2020, but COVID19 forced a hiatus. In January of 2021, a creative opportunity was asked of Jason, and after some hesitation and contemplation, he decided to take a dive into the deep, feeling he would be a dupe not to heed the signs!

This malleable ensemble contains a wide range of professionals that range from award winning artists and singers, to lawyers and college professors. The ensemble is on a mission to promote black excellence through choral literature of contrasting styles, while advocating for inclusion, diversity, and unity within our various societies throughout the world. Learn more about the musicians.

Jason Max Ferdinand Singers stand in rows in a concert venue

Ticket Information & FAQ

$20 General Admission Tickets

Visit the information booth at convention to purchase tickets or pick up preordered tickets.

All Sales Final

All tickets sales are final. Refunds will not be provided for unclaimed tickets.

How do I purchase President's Concert tickets?

Tickets are available to purchase as an add-on with convention registration. You may also purchase tickets onsite with cash, check, or credit card by visiting the information booth at convention.

Where do I pick up my President's Concert tickets?
  • Wednesday, 1 p.m.–9 p.m.: Information Booth in Convention Registration
  • Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.: Information Booth in Convention Registration
  • Thursday, 6:30–8 p.m.: Inside the convention center, near the Lila Cockrell Theatre Hallway
Are there assigned seats the President's Concert?

No, all seats are general admission. Doors will open one hour prior to the concert. 

Does Lila Cockrell Theatre have wheelchair accessible seating?
There are designated accessible seating areas in the front and back of the Orchestra seating level.
Are refunds available for President's Concert tickets?

No, all sales are final. Refunds will not be provided for unclaimed tickets.

Why You Shouldn’t Miss this Concert

I am thrilled to announce that the Jason Max Ferdinand Singers will be gracing the stage at TMEA 2025!

This ensemble, comprised of exceptional talents from across the US, embodies artistry, creativity, and excellence in their performances. Their mission and vision closely resonate with that of TMEA, and I have no doubt that their presence will leave a lasting impact on our membership from all divisions.

Jesse Cannon II, TMEA President

Jason Max Ferdinand Singers on stage with Coldplay
World-Class Talent

Despite their relatively recent formation, the JFMS have already graced stages worldwide including an electrifying performance with Coldplay on Saturday Night Live, collaborations with Jacob Collier, and a concert at the American Choral Directors Association Conference.

Jason Max Ferdinand Singers on stage with Coldplay
Mission of Excellence

JFMS has a vision to cultivate and challenge traditional methods of pedagogy and literature and make intentional efforts to address societal change through their art. They promote Black excellence, inclusion, diversity, and unity through their breathtaking performances.

Creativity & Innovation

First conceived in 2001 by Jason Max Ferdinand and later postponed by global events, the group’s journey to this stage is a testament to their perseverance and passion. JMFS mission is using creativity, excellence, and innovation through performance to reach hearts and minds.