- 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
This special event will provide young composers with the important educational opportunity to hear their works played by live musicians, and will offer HSO musicians the opportunity to play and hear brand-new music while providing young composers with this special resource.
Franz Schubert: Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167
Other Repertoire TBA
When working with young composers preparing a composition to be read for the first time by orchestral musicians, I have a very simple premise. The best shot a composer has at a successful premiere is to have:
excellent musical ideas,
cast within thoughtfully engraved parts.
If you win over the musicians, you are set for success with the audience and….
Tomorrow will mark the release of the World Premiere recording of Florence Price’s Symphony No. 4. Those looking for a tiny appetizer in anticipation of tomorrow’s main course will enjoy this live recording of the opening of a movement from Price’s Quartet in G Major. I performed this full strings with a small ensemble assembled for an Advent Cantata service at Hunt’s Memorial UMC where I serve as Music Director. I highly recommend this excerpt for use in church services when looking for a short, uplifting, and accessible selection for strings.
65 years after her death, one of the twentieth century’s most important voices has finally begun to receive the attention she so richly deserves. Florence Beatrice Price, born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1887, was the first African-American woman to have a composition performed in concert by a major American orchestra.