Jordan Galvarino, native of Greenville, South Carolina, maintains an active career throughout the Southeastern United States. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe, and as a guest performer on Burlington, VT’s 105.9, The Radiator radio station. Jordan has performed in prestigious venues like Alice Tully Hall, the New World Center, and Avery Fischer Hall, where he received an award for Best Low String Soloist.
An avid music educator, Jordan serves as Adjunct Professor of Cello at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, as well as Director of the String Ensemble. His former students have flourished as successful musicians in the field, having been accepted into reputable music programs such as Columbus State University and the University of Georgia Athens. Jordan is a published scholar of EMG research regarding left-arm cello pedagogy, as a result of pioneering research for his doctoral treatise. Training at one of the top universities for string education at the time, Jordan taught lessons, directed string ensembles, and assisted in various administrative duties on the staff of the University of South Carolina String Project. Jordan is currently on faculty at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
An active chamber musician, Jordan is a founding member of the Velox Quartett and the Nome Quartet. The Velox Quartett was featured as a part of Scotia Festival of Music’s Highlight Concert Series. He was awarded 1st prize in the Chamber Music Division of the IMKA International Music Competition and was a prizewinner at the Duxbury Music Festival’s solo and chamber competitions. Jordan has participated in chamber music master classes with members of the Emerson, Badke, Brentano, and Calidore String Quartets. He is an alumnus of Scotia Festival of Music, Music Academy International, Orvieto Musica, Duxbury Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, the Innsbrook Institute, and Miami Music Festival. Jordan was also a Artist-In-Residence at the Atlantic Music Festival, where he was awarded a Contemporary Ensemble Fellowship and collaborated for the premiere of twenty-five new chamber compositions.
He is currently a member of Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Northwest Florida Symphony, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, and The Villages Philharmonic, in addition to numerous other orchestra engagements in Georgia and Florida. He previously served as principal cello for the Scotia Festival Orchestra, Florida State’s Opera and Symphony Orchestra, and the Music Academy International Festival Orchestra.
Jordan earned a Doctor of Music in String Performance and Master of Music in Performance degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Outside of his private studies, Jordan has had many influences from participating in master classes with Alan Harris, Michael Haber, David Halen, and many others.