Jordan, 24, grew up in Geraldton and spent his school days developing a passion for music before starting a specialist degree in music composition at UWA in 2013. He commenced his Honours in 2018-2019 with the UWA Conservatorium of Music and will graduate shortly with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Specialist Music Composition.
Jordan said when he was six he saw some family friends playing fun and dramatic pieces on the piano.
“I was amazed at how music could be so expressive and moving,” he said. “I knew then that I wanted to be able to play like that and create pieces of music that could inspire people and leave a powerful, lasting impression.”
Jordan said he felt incredibly honoured to be selected as the 2020 Young Composer in Residence with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
“I feel so lucky, it really feels like my first big break in the Australian art music industry. What I am most excited about is the opportunity to collaborate and perform music with fantastic performers for the scheduled concerts in 2020. Being part of an immense project where everyone comes together will be the most rewarding experience.”
Jordan will head to Melbourne early next year to take up the position