Jordan Chase received a BA Music from Keene State College. He then moved on to a MM Music Composition from Longy School of Music of Bard College. Currently, he is pursuing a DMA Music Composition, from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
Performance and Teaching Experience
Jordan was recently invited to the Rhode Island Recording Ensemble to be featured as a guest composer. His new wind ensemble piece, Emanations, was recorded and Jordan gave a composition masterclass over a weekend festival in June 2018. February 2018 saw the premiere of Nevermore, a guitar solo commissioned by the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, led by Artistic Director, Manuel Barrueco. Subsequently, Nevermore was awarded second place at the Boston Guitarist Composition Competition. Past composition awards include the Longy Conservatory Composition Competition for his orchestral work, Forthcoming, and the Fourth Annual Pappalardo Composition Award for his wind quintet, Quintalogue. Jordan became the first recipient in the Keene State College School of Arts and Humanities to be awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, for which he was commissioned to write a chamber orchestra piece and present it at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research.
In addition to composing, Jordan is a performer and has appeared as a guitar soloist and chamber musician. He was selected as a soloist to play for Governor Maggie Hassan and her executive council, as well as the Keene State College Orchestra and the 2016 Boston Guitar Festival. Jordan was also named “Instrumentalist of the Year” during the 2013/2014 academic school year at Keene State College.
Jordan is also an Adjunct Faculty of Theory at Towson University and Faculty Associate for Ear Training and Sight-Singing at the Peabody Institute. In the past, Jordan served as the Graduate Assistant for harmony and fundamentals at the Longy School of Music.
Jordan joined Composition at Levine in 2018.
“I am excited to work with students of all ages and skill levels. I look forward to playing a role in their musical journey and seeing their ideas come to fruition. “
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
As someone who was introduced to formal music instruction at a later age, I believe there is never a right or wrong time to study music. The creative process is derived directly from one’s own life experiences and perception. This allows each student to thrive within their own ingenuity and artistry. I work to engage my students in musical activity which allows talent to coexist with hard work and determination.
When not instructing or writing music, I enjoy playing and watching sports, outdoor adventures, and snowboarding in the winter.