In 2016, Jordan was named a Baltimore Social Innovation Fellow for his work with Symphony Number One. He was the recipient of a Bruno Walter
Fellowship at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music where he studied with Marin Alsop
, Gustav Meier
, and Jennifer Higdon
and conducted the festival orchestra in concert. An active supporter of new music, Jordan has a discography spanning six commercial releases and a history of commissions, leading over 40 world premieres. Also a student of early music, Jordan formerly served as Apprentice Conductor of the Dallas Bach Society Orchestra and Chorus.
A Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in Conducting at the Peabody Conservatory, Smith was a student of Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar
, and Marin Alsop
. An enthusiastic advocate for classical music, Jordan was invited to give a TED Talk at TEDxMidatlantic 2017 and is a contributor to Baltimore Magazine.