Jordan Randall Smith


Curriculum Vitae

2012-2015 Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Conducting [Candidate] • Graduate Assistant Conductor: 2013-present • Major Professors: Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar • Workshops: Marin Alsop, Distinguished Visiting Professor Master of Music in Conducting • Graduate Assistant Conductor • Grade Point Average: 4.0 Peabody Conservatory


Texas Tech University


Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music Performance Texas A&M University-Commerce • Major: Percussion Performance, Minor: Voice • Honors Thesis: Conducting/Orchestration – Highest Honors

Professional Experience
Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance
2013-Present 2009-2011 2009-2011 2009-2010 ARTI-ST Music Center: Substitute Voice Instructor (Reisterstown, Maryland) Apprentice Conductor and Tenor, Dallas Bach Society Chorus (Dallas, Texas) Tenor, Highland Park Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir (Dallas, Texas) Tenor, Dallas Festival Chorus (Dallas, Texas)

2008-Present Auditor, Dallas Opera Rehearsals (Dallas, Texas) • Graeme Jenkins, Music Director 2008 2002-2005 Tenor, Lubbock Chorale (Lubbock, Texas) Music Director, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Chorus (Commerce, Texas) • Responsible for programming, rehearsing and conducting all performances • Trained inexperienced singers and coached young professional singers • Experience with advertising and recruiting • Organized Annual 'Phi Mu All-American' Music Festival: responsible for engaging guest artists and composers and programming the showcase concert ; also frequently performed as soloist • Conducted combined collegiate chapter choruses of the North Texas area to present an

annual inter-collegiate musical/theatrical celebration

Jordan Randall Smith


Tenor, Bluebonnet Chorus (Greenville, Texas) • University/Community Partnership • Performed Mozart Requiem with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, David R. Davidson, Conductor Music Ministry Team Member, Centerpoint Church (Mesquite, Texas) • Percussionist, vocalist, keyboardist • Contributed in numerous weekend retreats and mission trips


2013-Present Cover Conductor: Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra 2013-Present Cover Conductor: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 2013-Present Graduate Assistant Conductor, Peabody Conservatory 2013-Present Conductor: Peabody Conductors Orchestra 2009-Present Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore, Maryland

Co-Founder, Artistic Director, Dallas Festival of Modern Music Dallas, Texas • Project currently in development; projected inaugural festival: Fall 2009 • Collaboration with numerous arts institutions across the DFW Metroplex • Mission: “To reach ordinary people with the most extraordinary music of our time” • Ars Nova Dallas, Resident Chamber Orchestra Apprentice Conductor, Dallas Bach Society Dallas, Texas • James Richman, Music Director • Assist with all aspects of the organization, with focus on orchestra and chorus rehearsals Assistant Conductor, Cross Timbers Youth Orchestra • Angie Cimbalo, Ellen Townley, Principal Conductors • Regularly conduct in rehearsals and concerts • Involvement with fundraising and recruiting activities Allen, Texas




Graduate Assistant Conductor, Texas Tech University Orchestras Lubbock, Texas • Gary Lewis, Director of Orchestras (now at University of Colorado-Boulder) • Conductor, Chamber Orchestra of Lubbock (ad-hoc orchestra for graduate recitals) • Assistant Conductor, Keyboardist, Percussionist, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestral • Orchestra Manager, Rehearsal Assistant, Main Stage Opera Productions • Cover Conductor, Graduate Opera Project • Rehearsal Assistant, Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra, Gary Lewis, Artistic Director 2

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Weekly hands-on conductor training with the Graduate Conducting Seminar Orchestra Frequently administered the program the program in the absence of Director Gary Lewis Performance at the 2008 Texas Music Educators Association Annual Convention, both as the feature orchestra, and with the Texas All-State Mixed Choir Assistance with all aspects of program including programming, rehearsals, performances, recruitment, tour logistics, library duties, personnel management, and website development


Conductor, Houston Camerata Houston, Texas • Founded and lead chamber orchestra concerts in conjunction with the student chamber music offerings of the Texas Music Festival, held annually at the University of Houston • Also appeared as soloist and in chamber percussion ensemble performances Guest Conductor, Texas A&M University-Commerce Percussion Ensemble • Dr. Brian Zator, Director • Conducted large ensembles in rehearsals and performances Assistant Conductor, Texas A&M University-Commerce Trombone Choir Commerce, Texas



Commerce, Texas

Music Education
2013-Present 2008-2012 String sectional Conductor, Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra Baltimore, MD

Band Director, Dept. Head, J.L. Long Middle School Dallas, Texas • Arts Department Head, Campus Instructional Leadership Team (2010-Present) • Oversee all aspects of wind and percussion studies • Manage instructional staff • Courses: Symphonic Band, Music Appreciation, Beginning Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion • Increased size of program from 40 students to over 150 students in one year • Returned program to University Interscholastic League (UIL) competition after 10 year absence • “Superior” Rating (1st Division) in UIL competition for the first time at the school in over 25 years • Annual Teacher Evaluation: “Exceeds Expectations” (highest rating) • Developed Parent Board to oversee fundraising operations, community relations and advertising • Increased the number and variety of yearly performance opportunities • Developed a unique, multi-pronged, bi-lingual communication network • School a frequent government grant recipient Cover Rehearsal Conductor, Tyler Youth Orchestra Associate Instructor, Estacado High School • Percussion Coordinator (part time) Tyler, Texas Lubbock Texas 3

2007-2010 2006-2007

• 2006

Daily ensemble and individual instruction with each ensemble

Jordan Randall Smith

Student-Teacher Resident Instructor, Berkner High School Richardson, Texas • Mike Brashear, Director of Bands (now Executive Director of Texas Bandmasters Association) • Craig Needham, Director of Orchestras • Conducted all major ensembles in rehearsal and performance at Berkner High School, Apollo Junior High School, and Yale Elementary School • Extensive mentoring from master teachers Mike Brashear, Craig Needham, Robin Owens, Pete Tolhuissen, Robert Straka, Jerry Brumbaugh, Sharon Deuby, Danielle Alice, and more • Created a special chamber ensemble for an Eisemann Center performance honoring Mozart's 250th birthday and as part of Mr. Brashear's farewell reception (Mozart, Serenade, K. 316) Associate Instructor, Wylie High School • Assistant Percussion Instructor • Visual Performance Technician • Tour to San Antonio, Tx Wylie, Texas



Music Director, Leader, 'Panimation' Steel Drum Band Commerce, Texas • Prepared the world premiere performance of Jonathen O'valle's Worlds Apart • Responsible for all aspects of the ensemble: programming, recruiting, rehearsals, improvisation Associate Instructor, Richardson High School Percussion Instructor, Crandall High School Assistant Percussion Instructor, Mesquite High School Adjunct Instructor, Eastfield Community College • Continuing Education Department: Elementary Class Piano • Taught 3-4 classes each term at various proficiency levels Richardson, Texas Crandall, Texas Mesquite, Texas Mesquite, Texas

2003 2002 2000-2002 2000

Applied Instruction
2008-2009 North Mesquite High School: average of 4 students Mesquite, Texas • 2 students qualified for the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition Wylie High School: 1 student Wylie,sTexas • Student successfully auditioned for the TMEA All-Region Band (Region 10) Terrel High School: average of 15 students Mesquite High School: average of 15 students Terrel, Texas Mesquite, Texas 4


2003-2005 2000-2003

2002 2001-2002

Jordan Randall Smith

Como-Pickton School: average of 10 students; private and group instruction Private Studio: Including younger children and non-traditional students

Como, Texas

Commerce, Texas

2002-2011 2008 2006-2008 2006-2007 Percussionist, Northeast Texas Symphony Orchestra Percussionist, Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra Percussionist, Keyboardist, Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra Terrel, Texas Midland, Texas Lubbock, Texas

Percussionist, Texas Tech University Percussion Ensemble I Lubbock, Texas • Coached rehearsals in absence of Directors Alan Shinn and Dr. Lisa Rogers • Member, Graduate Percussion Quintet Orchestra Fellow, Texas Music Festival Houston, Texas • Received full Fellowship plus merit stipend • Percussionist, Timpanist, Texas Music Festival Orchestra • Founded and conducted the “Houston Camerata,” in concerts • Performed as soloist and in chamber music ensembles • Conducting training from Carl St. Clair, Stefan Sanderling, Franz Krager, Horst Förster • Orchestral training with Brian Del Signore, Principal Percussionist, Houston Symphony Orchestra • Emphasis on contemporary music: weekly premieres of works by and personal interaction composers David Heuser, Peter Lieuwen, Scott McAllister, Rob Smith, among others Percussionist, Timpanist, Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Mesquite, Texas


2003-2005 2002-2005

Principal Percussionist, Texas A&M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble Commerce, Texas • Brad Kent, Music Director; Jeffrey Gershman, Associate Director • Performance at the 2005 College Bandmasters National Association Biennial Convention at Skirball Center in New York; gave the New York premiere of David Del Tredici's In Wartime • Performance at the 2004 Texas Music Educators Association Annual Convention • Appeared as soloist with the ensemble in 2002; conducted in rehearsals and symposia • In charge of developing and implementing all logistical plans for transportation of percussion equipment, including air transportation Percussionist, Texas A&M University-Commerce Percussion Ensemble Commerce, Tx • Performance at 2005 Texas Music Educators Association Annual Convention Member, Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps Allentown, Pennsylvania • Nine-time Drum Corps International World Champions • 2003 Percussion World Champions (3rd Consecutive Percussion Championship) 5

2001-2005 2003


Member, Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps

Jordan Randall Smith

San Antonio, Texas

Professional Activity
2009-2011 2006-2011 Panelist, Tyler Youth Orchestra International Composition Contest Tyler, Texas

Adjudicator, United States Scholastic Band Association Allentown, Pennsylvania • George Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer • Organization includes over 700 bands in over 30 states • Engagements in Texas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and North America

2010 2009 2009 Assistance with Conductors Guild Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court Conference call with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Letters to Senators Cornyn and Hutchison urging the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with the inclusion of $50 Million for the National Endowment for the Arts

Awards, Honors
2011 2008 2008 2005 TACA Grant Recipient Dallas, Texas Inductee, Phi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society Lubbock, Texas Finalist, Fulbright Scholarship for advanced study abroad Berlin, Germany Honors College Graduate, Texas A&M University-Commerce Commerce, Texas • Rank: ‘With Highest Honors’ • Honors Thesis: ‘Orchestrational Archetypes, Conducting Hazards in Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnol’ Recipient, 2005 James&Dorothy Richards Distinguished Musicianship Awd. C ommerce, Texas • Awarded annually to one student demonstrating the highest levels of • outstanding accomplishment in both music performance and scholarship Scholar of the Year, Texas A&M University-Commerce Inter-fraternity Council Commerce, Texas Dean's List, Texas A&M University-Commerce Commerce, Texas th 6 Place, Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) Marimba Competition Columbus, Ohio Recipient, 2002 Texas Percussive Arts Society Convention Scholarship Nashville, Tennessee


2005 2001-2005 2004 2002

2010 2010 Lewisville High School Williams Middle School Lewisville, Texas Rockwall, Texas 6

2009 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2006 2004

North Mesquite High School Garland High School Ore City High School Lubbock-Cooper High School Iowa Park High School Mabank High School Houston High School Clarkesville High School

Jordan Randall Smith Mesquite, Texas Garland, Texas Toledo Bend, Louisiana Lubbock, Texas Iowa Park, Texas Mabank, Texas Germantown, Tennessee Clarkesville, Texas

Collaborative Activity, Additional Leadership Roles
2010 2008 2006-2008 2003-2005 Department Head: Head of Enrichment Department; Member of Campus Instructional Leadership Team Orchestral Repertoire Seminar: Presented weekly lecture-discussions on topics including Haydn's Symphonies: a Survey of the first 81, Deciphering the Bruckner Symphony Version Chronology, etc. Texas Tech University Music Theory Colloquium: Monthly Symposia, Papers, Guest Lecturers, etc. Vice-President, Treasurer, Texas A&M University-Commerce Percussion Association

2012 2009 2007 2004 2001 1999 Sextet In D for Orchestra Quartet Essay for Trombone and Piano La Femme Metale – Collaborative Dance/Percussion Beckenologie for Percussion Sextet

Credentials, Certificates
2008 2011 2013 Teacher Certification, State of Texas: Music EC-12 International Baccalaureate Category I Teacher Certification, State of Maryland (pending)

2013 2011 2010 2009 2007 2007 2006 2005 Andrew Boss, Cello Concerto Nicole Murphy, Untangled Federico Garcia, Aquel que al Verme Jordan Smith, In D Stephan Cadra, Chemical Dances Nathanial Logee, To the Tower of the Necromancer John Pekowski, “Io” from The Moons of Jupiter Jonathen O'valle, Worlds Apart


Research Activity

Jordan Randall Smith

2007 2006 Constructions’ 2006 ‘'Rhythm: System and Structure in Brahms’ Early Orchestral Works’ 2005 Wind Music Score Compendium: a compilation of approximately 3,500 pages of score samples of wind music by composers of note from Gabrieli forward; based on the research of David Whitwell

Editor, Wikipedia: contributions to music entries, including sections of articles such as Franz Schubert, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Cage, and ‘Fugue’ ‘Aural Perception and Alban Berg’s Three Orchestra Pieces, Op. 6’ Music Analysis Unit - ‘Post Tonal Systems: New Scale Materials and Related Melodic

Supplemental Conducting Studies
2009, 2010 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music–Marin Alsop, Music Director Santa Cruz,California • Auditor, Conductor Training Workshop • Marin Alsop, Gustav Meier, Master Teachers Rose City International Conductor's Workshop Portland, Oregon • Participant, Emerging Artists Program • Christopher Zimmerman, David Hoose, Master Teachers World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) Conference Cincinatti, Ohio • Participant, Conductor Training Workshop • Peter Ettrup Larsen, James Setapen, Master Teachers Participant, International Conducting Workshop & Festival Chihuahua, Mexico • Gustav Meier, Jacob Chi, Master Teachers • Workshop Sessions with the Orquestra da Camera Chihuahua Participant, East Texas Symphony Orchestra Conductor Seminar Tyler, Texas • Per Brevig, Master Teacher • Guest Conducted the ETSO in a concert performance of Grieg's Holberg Suite Participant, East Texas Symphony Orchestra Conductor Seminar Tyler, Texas • Per Brevig, Master Teacher • Guest Conducted the ETSO in a concert performance of Copland's Appalachian Spring Participant, Baylor University Conducting Symposium Waco, Texas • Michael Haithcock, Master Teacher • Repertoire including Serenades by Dvořák, Mozart Participant, Texas A&M University-Commerce Conducting Symposium Commerce, Texas • James Keene, Master Teacher • Repertoire including works by Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams








2006 2005 2005 Ravel, String Quartet in F – for Marimba Quartet Ravel, Rhapsodie Espagnol – for large Wind Orchestra Prokofiev, Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat – for Marimba Duet


Jordan Randall Smith

2006-Present Auditor, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Rehearsals • Jaap van Zweden, Music Director • Rei Hotoda, Assistant Conductor 1995-Present Language Studies • French Studies: Currently studying via Rosetta Stone Software • German: Four semester course (Texas Tech University) • Spanish: Four years of formal study (Mesquite High School) • Competent in Latin and Italian Diction


Second Graduate Recital: works by Haydn, Schumann and Schönberg


Rehearsal Assistant, Auditor, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra • Tomasz Gollka, Music Director Professional enrichment trips to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • Philadelphia Orchestra: Observed Rehearsals and Performances • Schumann, Das Paradies und die Peri – Simon Rattle • Stravinsky, Rite of Spring – Cristoph Eschenbach • Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Observed Rehearsals and Performances • Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Music Director; Grant Llewellyn, Guest Conductor Professional enrichment trip to European musc capitals • Berliner Philharmoniker: Pierre Boulez conducts Berg, Webern, Bartók, and Schönberg • Wiener Symphoniker: Fabio Luisi conducts Mahler, Symphony No. 8 • Wiener Folksoper, Der Freischütz; Wiener Staatsoper, Werther • Academy of Ancient Music: Giuliano Carmignola, Guest Soloist/ Leader • Schönberg, Pierrot Lunaire: Performance at the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna • Mozart, Don Giovanni: Prague Estates Theater, where Mozart gave the premiere in 1788 First Graduate Recital: works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Mahler Private score reading, figured bass, and keyboard harmony training • Training from Organist and Conductor Sigued Øgaard, Music Director and Organist of the First United Methodist Church of Lubbock • Topics included baroque performance practice, opera repition, improvisation, melody harmonization, hymn playing, and traditions in Germanic performance style and pedagogy Senior Recital: works by Bach, Mozart, Creston, Abe, and Hasenpflug Participant, Entergy Young Artists Competition Conroe, Texas 9



2007 2007

2005 2004-2005

2004-2005 2004

Recording Technician, TAMU-Commerce Recording Studio Unit • • • • • • •

Jordan Randall Smith Commerce, Texas

Supervisor, Interlochen Arts Camp Interlochen, Michigan Intermediate Boys Lakeside Division Member of Administrative Staff in charge of all division operations Division Travel Logistics Coordinator, personally in charge of coordinating the transportation of up to 250 students and staff members in the space of one weekend Completely restructured the Division upon the unexpected mid-session dismissal of two counselors Supervised Unit Two: five counselors and 45 students in four cabins Conductor training and mentoring from Jung-Ho Pak, Director of Orchestras Training and rehearsal observation: Keith Lockhart, Gerard Schwartz, Frederick Fennell, Jerry Junkin, Michael Kaufmann, Gary Lewis, etc.

2004 2003 1999-2001

Counselor, Texas A&M University-Commerce Summer Music Camps Sophomore Recital: works by Bach, Rosauro, and Hollinden Logistics Manager, Richardson Symphony Orchestra • Anshel Brusilow Music Director Richardson, Texas

Applied Study
2012-Present 2008-2012 2006-2008 2005-2006 2003-2005 2003-2005 Conducting, Mr. Gustav Meier, Mr. Markand Thakar, Ms. Marin Alsop Applied Conducting, Dr. Paul Phillips Applied Conducting, Mr. Gary Lewis Applied Conducting, Dr. James Klein Applied Conducting, Honors Thesis Advisor, Dr. Jeffrey Gershman Applied Conducting, Dr. Bradley Kent

2003-2005 Applied Composition, Dr. Ted Hansen

2001-2005 2001-2006 1999-2001 1997-2001 Applied Percussion, Dr. Brian Zator Master Classes Participation: Keiko Abe, Michael Burrit, Janis Potter, Robert Van Sice, etc. Applied Percussion, Mr. Timothy Gorgas Applied Percussion, Mr. John Apodaca



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Applied Voice, Mr. Roger Bryant

Professional Memberships
2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2007 2005 2004 2003 2001 1999 1999 1998 Member, World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) Member, Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Member, Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA) Member, Phi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society Member, Conductors Guild Member, League of American Orchestras Associate Educator, Vic Firth Education Team Member, Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Music Fraternity (Chapter President, Regional Officer) Member, Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Member, Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Member, International Thespian Society


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