Jordan Randall Smith

Jordan Randall Smith

 Baltimore, Maryland, USA
SoloClassical

Conductor, Percussionist, Composer. Music Director, Symphony Number One. Fmr. Asst. Conductor, Peabody Opera Theater. Music Director, Ars Nova Dallas. Cover Conductor, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Contributor, Sequenza21. http://www.jordanrsmith.com

Biography

Award-winning conductor Jordan Randall Smith was Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Dallas Festival of Modern Music and Assistant Conductor of the Peabody Opera. According to the Ft. Worth Music Examiner, Jordan, "drove an intensity in the air," leading the festival’s ensemble in residence, Ars Nova Dallas, in a series of performances of Schoenberg's landmark Pierrot Lunaire. New York Philharmonic Music Director Allen Gilbert called Jordan’s conducting of Boulez’ Le Marteau sans Maître, “impressive.”   Smith formerly served as Apprentice Conductor of the Dallas Bach Society Orchestra and Chorus. He has mentored hundreds of young musicians in ensembles across the country including the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Cross Timbers Youth Orchestra.  Jordan remains an active performer as a percussionist, having performed for dignitaries including the late General Norman Schwartzkopf. Currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in conducting at the Peabody Conservatory, Smith is a student of Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, and Marin Alsop.