Jason McKee is an Associate Director for the Cincinnati Youth Choir, Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory & Community Engagement where he conducts the Cincinnati Young Men’s Chorus. Born and raised in Greater Cincinnati, Jason completed his undergraduate studies in music education at Northern Kentucky University where he was named a Dean’s Scholar. While at NKU, he performed with the Chamber Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble under Dr. Randy Pennington and studied voice with Gayle Grout. In 1999, he participated in the Kentucky Institute for International Studies program in Salzburg, Austria and toured Great Britain in 2000 with the NKU Chamber Choir. He earned his Master’s of Music in Music Education from Miami University in Oxford, OH in 2014.
Jason currently serves as director of choirs at William Mason High School in Mason, Ohio, where he directs the school’s 5 choral ensembles. He previously taught at the Finneytown Secondary Campus for 10 years, where he conducted 6 choral ensembles from grades 7-12 in his role as choir director, and prior to his appointment at Mason High School he served as the director of choirs at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kentucky for 3 years. High school and middle school choirs under his direction have regularly received Distinguished and Superior ratings at Kentucky Music Educators Association events as well as both district and state Ohio Music Education Association Adjudicated Events. Jason also served as Chancel Choir director at Shiloh United Methodist Church from 2007-2015, and he continues to serve as a vocalist for All Saints Catholic Church in Montgomery, Ohio.
Jason is a member of the Ohio Music Education Association, the National Association for Music Education, Chorus America, and the American Choral Directors Association. He was served as OMEA District 14 Secretary-Treasurer from 2008-2010, and he has served on ACDA Central Division conference planning committees since 2006.