BSC choral director earns third GRAMMY Award nomination
Published: Nov 20 2023
Dr. Jason Thoms, Bismarck State College (BSC) Director of Choral Activities, has achieved a remarkable milestone in his career – a GRAMMY nomination in the Best Choral Performance category for his contribution to the recording of "House of Belonging," performed by Conspirare and the Miro Quartet under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson.
Thoms is a member of Conspirare, one of the nation's top professional choral ensembles. Conspirare and the Miro Quartet recorded "House of Belonging" in Texas in April 2023, and it was released on September 8, 2023. The selection has garnered widespread acclaim and recognition, culminating in its recent announcement as one of the five GRAMMY-nominated recordings in the Best Choral Performance category.
Thoms has been a professional singer and chorister with some of the top professional choral ensembles in the United States for over a decade. This marks the third time he has been part of a GRAMMY-nominated recording in the past four years. His longstanding commitment to excellence in choral music has solidified his reputation as a distinguished professional singer and chorister with some of the country's premier ensembles.
Prior to BSC, Thoms was the director of choral activities and professor of music and humanities at Concordia College New York for 13 years. In addition to teaching, he has conducted choral ensembles in 49 states across the U.S., two Canadian provinces, Germany and Italy.
Thoms and his BSC choirs will be featured in the BSC Holiday Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Sidney J. Auditorium on the BSC campus. The 66th GRAMMY Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. CST on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.