Jordan Drum is a percussion performer, arranger, educator and adjudicator living in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University and a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Arizona State University Herberger Institute of the Arts.
While at Arizona State, Jordan taught applied percussion and directed the ASU "Pan Devils" Steel Bands. As an avid educator and clinician throughout the United States, he has directed and arranged for t steel bands at every age level and has traveled to Trinidad and Tobago to study the instrument. Jordan has acted as director, consultant and arranger for a plethora of marching ensembles throughout Texas and Arizona, including the Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band (Tempe, AZ), James Madison High School (San Antonio, TX), and the West Texas Area Winter Drumline (Lubbock, TX). He is currently the Vice President of the Arizona Percussive Arts Society, having served as general effect judge and critique judge for the annual AZPAS Day of Marching Percussion in past years. Jordan presents masterclasses both in the United States and abroad.
As a percussionist, Jordan performs with several classical, contemporary and world groups, including the Phoenix Symphony, the Scottsdale Arts Orchestra, the Lubbock Symphony, the Midland Odessa Symphony, the MotU Percussion Quartet, Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Crossing 32nd Street Percussion Group, and the Millea/Drum Duo, which was awarded 1st Place at the 2011 Southern California International Marimba Competition in the Collegiate Duo Category and was invited to give a feature performance at the 2012 competition.
Jordan has performed at the Minnesota Percussion Society's Spring Day of Percussion (2012), the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy (2012), the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (2011, 2008, 2006) the International Society of Music Educators Conference (2005). In 2012, he made his Carnegie Hall debut as solo percussionist with the Texas Tech University Choir and in 2007 he marched with the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps of La Crosse, Wisconsin. He performs regularly as a freelance percussionist in the Phoenix metropolitan area with various groups including the Bad Cactus Brass Band and JT's Island Steel Orchestra.
Jordan's principal teachers include Lisa Rogers, Alan Shinn, J.B. Smith, Mark Sunkett, Elizabeth DeLamater, Dom Moio and Simone Mancuso.