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December, 17, 2021
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM


W 181


James Jordan

James Jordan

Conductor as an Architect of Sound

Clinic Synopsis:

This session addresses the question: Are there rules for being musical with an ensemble? In this session, James Jordan will delve into connecting the Marcel Tabuteau system of phrasing with sonic architecture rules from Gregorian chant to inform conducting gesture and musical expressivity.

James Jordan - Biographical Information

Grammy-nominated conductor James Jordan is Professor and Senior Conductor at Westminster Choir College, and Artistic Director of The Same Stream Choir, a professional choral ensemble. He has authored over sixty books concerning all aspects of conducting, teaching, and the human dimensions of music making. Jordan’s residencies, master classes, and guest conducting have taken him throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. He also serves as artistic director of the Westminster Conducting Institute, one of the nation’s leading summer programs for the training and education of conductors, and the Westminster Choral Institute at Oxford, a unique partnership with St. Stephen’s House, one of the Halls of Oxford University.