Faculty

Mr. Matthew (Matt) G. Jordan

Adjunct Professor of Percussion

Mr. Matthew (Matt) G. Jordan
(615) 397-5785
Wright Music Building (WMB)
MTSU Box 47, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • M.M., University of North Texas (2010)
  • B.M., Middle Tennessee State University, TN (2007)

Areas of Expertise

Percussion and Music Technology

Biography

Matt Jordan is currently the Concert Percussion Marketing Manager for Pearl Corporation/Adams Musical Instruments, and Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Middle Tennessee State University. He has completed all coursework for the Doctor of Music degree from the Florida State University, has completed a Master's Degree from the University of North Texas, as well as a Bachelor's Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He is also currently the front ensemble arranger for Music City Mystique.<...>

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Matt Jordan is currently the Concert Percussion Marketing Manager for Pearl Corporation/Adams Musical Instruments, and Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Middle Tennessee State University. He has completed all coursework for the Doctor of Music degree from the Florida State University, has completed a Master's Degree from the University of North Texas, as well as a Bachelor's Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He is also currently the front ensemble arranger for Music City Mystique.
Jordan was the front ensemble arranger for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. Jordan has also taught/arranged for numerous other groups throughout the world, including Carolina Crown (2015), Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps (2007-2010), Max Percussion (Bangkok, Thailand), Bangkok Society Drumline, Franklin High School, Seminole High School, and Father Ryan High School.

Jordan has performed professionally with the Nashville Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, Eastern Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Tennessee Philharmonic. While at UNT, Jordan performed with the world-renowned University of North Texas Wind Symphony, as well as the 1 O'Clock and 2 O'Clock Lab Bands. Jordan was the timpanist of The Cavaliers (2003-04) and Music City Mystique (2000-05). In 2004, he received 1st place in both the DCI and PAS Timpani Individuals competitions.

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' s major influences include Dr. John W. Parks IV, Dr. Robert Schietroma, Christopher Deane, Mark Ford, Lalo Davila, Erik Johnson, Leigh Howard Stevens, Christopher Norton, John Feddersen, and Bill Wiggins.

Jordan is a proud artist and clinician for Pearl/Adams instruments, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, and Evans Drumheads.

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