Jason Lester is the Dean of the School of Music & Fine Arts at Palm Beach Atlantic University where he serves the Departments of Art, Dance, and Music, as well as the Preparatory Department. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Lester served as the Dean of the School of Fine Arts at Houston Baptist University and the Chair of the Department of Music where he taught Applied Voice Lessons, Vocal Literature, and Vocal Pedagogy. For seven years, he was the Director of Vocal Studies for Houston Grand Opera’s Bauer Family High School Voice Studio. In total, his students have participated in numerous summer programs, been winners or finalists in many competitions, and have been accepted into the most prestigious universities and conservatories. An active member of NATS, he has served as the governor of the Texoma Region, president of the Greater Houston Chapter, and participated in the Intern Program. An accomplished performer, Dr. Lester is at ease in operatic, concert, and song literature repertoire and has performed over thirty operatic roles in musical styles from Baroque to 21st Century. Jason Lester received his education at Florida State University (DM), the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM), and Baylor University (BME).