Artistic Director


Known for his “enthusiastic performances” and a “Je ne sais quoi well beyond his years” (Oregon Arts Watch), Jason Sabino is in demand as a conductor, clinician, and chorister in the Pacific Northwest. Sabino is the Artistic Director of the Oregon Chorale and teaches choir at Century High School and R.A. Brown Middle School in Hillsboro, OR.

Under Sabino’s leadership, the Oregon Chorale has evolved into one of the premiere adult choruses in the Portland metro area, with regular collaborations with the Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra.

As a professional chorister, Sabino performs with Cappella Romana, Resonance Ensemble, Trinity Cathedral Chamber Singers, and is a recording singer with Oregon Catholic Press. He has sung under the batons of Helmuth Rilling, Carlos Kalmar, and Carl St. Clair. Other highlights include singing backup for both Barry Manilow and the Rolling Stones.

Sabino earned his Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from Portland State University, where he was a graduate teaching assistant and adjunct faculty member directly involved with every choral ensemble. He also served on the music faculty at Portland Community College. Sabino received his undergraduate degree in Choral Music from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Sabino studied conducting with Ethan Sperry, Jo-Michael Scheibe, Cristian Grases, and Donald Brinegar. He is also an active member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Sabino lives in Beaverton with his wife and daughter. He likes video games, board games, watching TV, washing his car, steak, and root beer.