Jordan Clawson is a composer living in Frederick, Maryland. In 2006 Jordan received his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Michigan, where he studied piano, composition and arranging with Ellen Rowe, Geri Allen and Dennis Wilson. In 2013 Jordan received his Master of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition, Scoring for Film and Multimedia from New York University.
Jordan has been a performer in many music ensembles: choirs, concert band, jazz band and combo, a cappella group, pit orchestras, and playing piano and singing. Along the way Jordan realized he was interested in composing for the groups he was part of. Jordan is now pursuing composition professionally, creating new music to suit many different ensembles, environments and events. Jordan also composes original scores for film, creating music that breathes and moves with the images on screen, a collaboration that results in an audience-encompassing audio-visual experience.
Recent projects include teaching piano and composition lessons at Downtown Piano Works in Frederick; radio jingles, phone system hold music and voice overs for CARE Veterinary Center; accompanying a Metropolitan Performing Arts Theater production in Washington, DC; copyist work, creating digital scores in Sibelius of clients' handwritten and printed music; providing music in collaboration with local lyricist; arrangements for string quintet; music for animations and short films; music for Real World Dinosaurs app on iPad; and a commission for a recital performance.