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Tom Jordan

Tom Jordan designed and implemented the development of the Computer Lab for Music which incorporates synthesizers and software for music notation, improvisation, composition, and audio editing. He also taught digital audio courses for the Electronic Media Broadcasting program at Griffin Hall for three years.

Mr. Jordan graduated from Duquesne University with a Master of Music Technology degree, and from Oklahoma Baptist University with a Bachelor of Music degree emphasizing choral composition. He was a university fellow at Brown University, where he studied with composers Ron Nelson, Paul Nelson, Gerald Shapiro, and Morton Subotnick.

Prior to coming to NKU he produced massive public events as composer and performer. His monumental events have happened at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, on the Columbus, Ohio riverfront, on the Main Street boulevard of Fort Worth, Texas, and on a 30-foot high scaffolding of downtown Fort Worth. His large-scale, monumental, electronic music events have been the catalyst for collaborations with dance, video, lasers, light sculptures, construction workers, even a 30-foot long flaming dragon!

Tom has composed and produced music for professional theater companies in Providence, RI and Indianapolis; professional dance in Indianapolis; and music for video events in New York and Paris.

While at Brown, Tom became the interim director of the MacColl Electronic Music Studios, also lecturing and performing with the New Music Ensemble of Rhode Island. He has taught at Butler University and the University of Dayton. He was composer-in-residence for Indianapolis Public Schools for four years.

While continuing to direct and teach in the computer music curriculum, Tom became an integral part of the Technology Institute for Music Education. As president of the Ohio chapter, Tom directed the growth of TI:ME to become the largest chapter in the country. He also served Ohio music educators as the technology chair for the annual conference of OMEA, and regional conferences of TI:ME.

At NKU, he has maintained his passion for teaching Music Appreciation online and writing choral music with many publications and commissions for various choral groups. His choral works are published by Shawnee, Lorenz, Alliance, Fred Bock and Hal Leonard.