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Matt Jordan
Matt Jordan




Matt Jordan (Jacksonville, Alabama) currently serves as Assistant Professor of Percussion at Jacksonville State University (JSU) in Jacksonville, Alabama. He is also the front ensemble arranger for Music City Mystique, the music coordinator and sound designer for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, and a music designer for the “Commandant’s Own” United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. Prior to starting at JSU, Jordan was the Concert Percussion Marketing Manager for Pearl Corporation/Adams Musical Instruments, and Assistant Director of Bands/Instructor of Percussion at Middle Tennessee State University. Jordan has worked as a percussion instructor and arranger with several Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International groups, including the Phantom Regiment, Carolina Crown, and Spirit of Atlanta. He is also very involved at the scholastic level as an arranger for indoor drumlines and marching bands throughout the world. As a performer, Jordan plays regularly with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony, Huntsville Symphony, Tuscaloosa Symphony, and Intersection Contemporary Music Ensemble. Jordan is also very involved in the percussion community, serving on both the Board of Advisors and the Music Technology Committee for the Percussive Arts Society. He is also active as an adjudicator within various circuits throughout the US, including Bands of America, Southern California Percussion Alliance, Southeastern Color Guard Circuit, Carolina Winter Ensemble Association, and others. Jordan also travels abroad frequently, having performed in Mexico, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, and Japan. In the summer of 2010, he traveled to Ghana in West Africa to study Ewe drumming. Jordan completed a Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University, a master’s degree from the University of North Texas, and a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.