- Towson University (map)
- 8000 York Road
- Towson, MD, 21252
- United States
Jordan will speak to the Senior Music Education Seminar at Towson University. Topics will include:
Founding a nonprofit arts organization
Pursuing advanced study in music
Applying music education training to a variety of musical contexts
Creating new opportunities
The contemporary landscape in music
Innovation in the arts
Nontraditional paths in the music career
Other Upcoming Events
Jordan will return to the faculty of the FRYO Music Camp in Frederick, Maryland.
Arnold Schoenberg, Chamber Symphony No. 1
James Lee III, Chamber Symphony: Awakened to Eternal Realities
…At just 6 minutes, the Suite of Dances will make it possible for a complete work to receive performances on many additional programs where perhaps the cornerstone works have already been selected and a shorter work is desired.
…a particularly pernicious pattern of argumentation that I want to identify, debate, and debunk. It is the argument that consciously selecting music with the aim of increasing equity, inclusion, and diversity in classical music makes it less likely that the performer will program “the best music,” the music of highest artistic integrity, because they are now selecting for an arbitrary trait rather than solely based on the musical merits.
Here’s what’s wrong with that:
…It is critical that we take care of ourselves and allow ourselves to be pleased with imperfect performances; after all, there is no such thing as a perfect performance! The goal is to strive for perfection, to get as close as we can, and then share the perfectly imperfect result with our fellow-travelers. In so doing, we learn a valuable lesson in self-forgiveness and self-care which is crucial to longevity in the music career…