Craig Jordan (21), recently completed a semester abroad at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Mr. Jordan regularly collaborates with string, vocal and woodwind musicians and has performed some of the repertoires most demanding works.
This past summer (2017), Mr. Jordan interned as a collaborative pianist for William Lewis’ Franco American Vocal Academy (FAVA) in Angers, France, coaching singers from all over the world, attending voice lessons, accompanying for recitals and providing music in the five showings of FAVA’s mainstage opera “La fille du tambour-major” (J. Offenbach). In summer of 2018 he is looking forward to the adventure of traveling to Saarburg, Germany for the Saarburg Chamber Music Festival.
Mr. Jordan has collaborated with many small and large ensembles including chamber groups at Lawrence, the Iowa All-State Choir, and soloists for the Wisconsin NATS competition. He has attended the Interharmony Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy in 2016 studying both solo and collaborative performance. He has been broadcast on Iowa Public Television multiple times as the accompanist for the Iowa All-State Choirs, Runner-up for the Terrace Hill Piano Competition, and most recently as a finalist in the Bill Riley Talent Show at the Iowa State Fair. Recently, Mr. Jordan has appeared in masterclasses under the artists of Pei-Yao Wang from the Metropolitan Opera and Lisa Kaplan of the Eighth Blackbird ensemble.
Originally from Ames, IA, Mr. Jordan graduated from the Ballard Community School District in 2015. He previously studied with private teachers including Kayla Dare (CO), Jessica Conklin (GA) and Sue Hudson of Des Moines, Iowa. He has also had numerous coachings with piano faculty from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, New York University, the New England Conservatory of Music, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa, Waldorf College, and Augustana College; also attending music festivals at many of these institutions.
BM, Piano Performance (Anticipated, 2019). Piano instructors: Catherine Kautsky