Inspired by an array of influences and invested in the eclecticism, the music of Jordan Nelson (b. 1984) includes compositions for solo acoustic instruments, chamber music, vocal and choral pieces, music for large ensemble, and electronic and electro-acoustic works. Jordan's recent projects have included a concerto for violin, four singers, and chamber ensemble (Source), a set of haiku settings for a cappella mixed choir (The Snow I Hated and Even in the barn's shade), two pieces for unaccompanied violin (Two Mythological Birds), a work for violin and live computer processing (Interstellar Travel Itinerary), and an album of recorded music (Postcards from Los Angeles) produced as part of a collaboration with painter/curator Kira Shewfelt. Upcoming projects include music for orchestra, a song cycle for soprano and chamber ensemble, and a commission for piano duo. Jordan's compositions have been performed by NOW ensemble, the USC Thornton Symphony, Orchestra 2001, contemporaneous, the Yale Schola Cantorum led by Simon Carrington, the Hollywood Master Chorale, the Los Robles Master Chorale, and the USC Thornton Chamber Singers, among others. Jordan Nelson is currently pursuing a D.M.A. in Composition at the University of Southern California (USC) Thornton School of Music. Jordan's primary composition teachers have been Donald Crockett, Stephen Hartke, Sean Friar, Frank Ticheli, and Morten Lauridsen. Jordan earned his Masters degree from USC Thornton School of Music in 2009. Jordan earned his B.A. in music from Yale University in 2006. A devoted educator, Jordan has taught at Yale University, the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, the West Chester University College of Visual and Performing Arts, and is currently on the faculty of the Department of Music Theory at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Originally from Swarthmore, PA, Jordan currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.