Praised for her “alluring clarity” (New York Times), Jamie Jordan is a sought after interpreter of contemporary classical music. She has performed at the Brooklyn Museum for the Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Music Series; Bruno Walter Auditorium as a Joy in Singing Finalist; the Detroit Institute of Art with Amphion Percussion; Disney Hall with the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group; The Harvard Club NY; June in Buffalo and Miller Theatre with Ensemble Signal; The Liederkranz Foundation; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art for the Bang on a Can Festival Marathon; Mimesis Ensemble at Merkin Hall; MATA Festival with Talea Ensemble; PASIC with Bob Becker; and Symphony Space with Encompass Opera Theatre.
Jamie Jordan has been a guest artist at Cornell University, Eastman School of Music, Ithaca College, University of Maryland, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Fredonia, Syracuse University, University of South Florida, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Flute Festival. She has also performed on concerts sponsored by Ethos New Music Society, NSEME, and the Society for New Music. Other performances include one-woman cabaret shows at Rose’s Turn and the role of Romilda (Xerxes) with Connecticut Early Music Festival and Lyric Opera Arizona. She has sung on numerous pre-concert lectures for the New York Philharmonic, and worked as a teaching artist for the organization.
Events in 2012-2013 include multiple recitals at Cornell, in addition to recording two song cycles by Michael Small with Andrew Zhou, piano; recitals with David Friend at Spectrum and Nora Krahl at Exapno; a performance and recording with the McCormick Percussion Group in Tampa; a solo electroacoustic concert at the Unruly Music Festival in Milwaukee; and performances with Alia Musica Pittsburgh, Ensemble Signal, Mantra Percussion, Mimesis Ensemble, Talea Ensemble and Manhattan Concert Chorale, as well as a new piece by Steven Rice with the UWSPercussion Ensemble, led by Sean Connors.
During the 2011-2012 academic year she was an Associate Lecturer in voice in the musical theatre department and taught theory in the music department at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Throughout the 2010-2011 season, she sang with the Southern Tier Symphony, Musica Nova (performing works of Oliver Knussen with the composer present), Eastman Jazz Ensemble, & Eastman Percussion Ensemble (performing works of Bob Becker with the composer present); she gave lectures/recitals at RIT/SUNY Fredonia, & premiered works by David Liptak, Allan Schindler, Jesse Jones, and John Liberatore. As a Bang on a Can fellow, she spent much of July (2011) performing at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
While living in Rochester (2007-2011), she was an active performer with Eastman ensembles, including Musica Nova, Ossia, and the New Jazz Ensemble, and worked on many projects with conductors Brad Lubman and Dave Rivello. During the 2009-2010 season she premiered compositions by six composers. She also performed works by George Crumb, (Madrigals, Books I, II & III), Ligeti (Síppal, dobbal, naádihegedüvel), Milhaud (Caramel Mou), Steve Reich (Proverb & Clapping Music), and Schoenberg (Pierrot Lunaire)- while teaching music theory, music history, voice lessons and middle school choirs at School of the Arts, a Rochester City School for students grades 7-12. In the summer of 2010 she was a member of Aspen Open Ears Project, performing works by Louis Andriessen, Marcos Balter, Cathy Berberian, Cage, George Crumb, Steve Reich and Jason Treuting. In August 2010 she was a guest clinician and performer at the Summer Sounds Music Festival in Whidbey Island, Washington. For eight summers she was a full-time clinician for the festival-conducting several choirs, teaching ear training, voice lessons, and drama.
While in graduate school at Arizona State University Jamie Jordan performed and recorded regularly with renowned jazz pianist/composer Chuck Marohnic. She has reunited with Chuck and is working with him on his Psalm Project. She has worked in the studio with Eric Halvorson, Joel Newton and Scott Thornton, and can be heard on several jazz recordings, including Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation, Books II/III (Azzara, Christopher and Richard Grunow. GIA publications, 2011). Jamie Jordan grew up in suburbs of Chicago and Washington D.C., and earned a B.M. in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University; a M.M. in Opera Performance from Arizona State University; a Performance Certificate in Classical Voice from Manhattan School of Music; and a M.A. in Music Education from Eastman School of Music.
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