Dr. Jason Thoms, is a professional bass-baritone soloist and chorister who frequently sings music of the Orthodox Church as an octavist. He has sung with The Saint Tikhon Choir for 5 years, and has sung on every recording with the choir. Dr. Thoms is also the Director of Choral Activities at Bismarck State College in Bismarck, North Dakota. He has conducted choral ensembles in 49 states, Canada and Germany in the past decade, and in 2017 made his main-stage conducting debut at Carnegie Hall in NYC. He is a published composer and frequently writes music inspired by the music of Orthodox Church, and the ancient texts of the Faith.