Jordan Galvarino, a native of Greenville, South Carolina, maintains an active career throughout the Southeastern United States. He has toured throughout the United States and Europe, and as a guest performer on Burlington, VT’s 105.9, The Radiator radio station, as well as NBC’s Studio 6 of Miami, Florida. Jordan has performed in prestigious venues like Alice Tully Hall, the New World Center, and New York's Avery Fisher Hall, where he received an award for Best Low String Soloist. Jordan made his solo debut with Columbia Baroque and has since performed as a soloist with the Panama City Symphony Orchestra.
An avid music educator, Jordan incorporates concepts of body awareness, technical effectiveness, and musical passion into lessons with his students. His former students have flourished as successful musicians in the field, having been accepted into reputable music programs such as the Mannes School of Music, Oberlin College and Conservatory, Florida State University, the Pennsylvania State University, Columbus State University, and prestigious summer music programs such as the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. 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, serves as Co-Artistic Director/Artist Faculty for the Emerald Coast Chamber Music Festival, and has served as a visiting professor of cello for universities in both Georgia and Florida.
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 studied the art of chamber collaboration with members of the Emerson, Badke, Brentano, and Calidore String Quartets. 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 contracted member of several symphony orchestras in Georgia and Florida. Most notably, he serves as Assistant Principal Cello of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and has served as Acting Principal Cello. He previously served as Principal Cello for the Scotia Festival Orchestra and the Music Academy International Festival Orchestra.
Jordan earned doctoral and master's degrees in String Performance from the Florida State University, a Professional Performance Certificate from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. His principal teachers have included Robert Jesselson, Kim Cook, and Gregory Sauer.