Dr. Jeff Jordan serves on the faculty of Fort Hays State University where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and assists with the Tiger Marching band. In addition, Dr. Jordan teaches courses in conducting and music education, instructs the horn studio and oversees student teachers. Prior to arriving at FHSU, he taught band for sixteen years at all levels in the public schools of Kansas and Florida. Dr. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education from Florida Southern College, a Master’s in Composition from the University of Kansas and earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers have included Gary Hill and Sarah McKoin (conducting), as well as John Pozdro, James Barnes, Jack Stamp and Paul Rudy (composition).
Dr. Jordan’s recent compositions include Psalms, Praises and Gifts commissioned by the Fort Hays State University Concert Choir, Too Soon for Thunder for band, and Salute! for brass choir and timpani. Salute! was one of seven winners selected in the Dallas Wind Symphony’s annual Fanfare Competition.