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William Jordan: Biography

William Jordan
1951 -
Region: Prairie

William Jordan

William Jordan was born in Athens, Georgia in 1951. He received a PhD degree in Music Theory from Florida State University in 1976, after completing a MA in Composition at the University of Pennsylvania and a BMus in Composition from the University of Georgia. His teachers included Nadia Boulanger, George Crumb, George Rochberg, and Krysztoph Penderecki.

He has created works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, orchestra, band, songs, choral works, and opera.

Jordan is Professor of Music at the University of Calgary, where he has taught since coming to Canada in 1978. From 2008 he serves as Head of the Department of Music there.


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