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Dr. Jordan Galvarino is an internationally acclaimed cellist and educator. He has performed in prestigious venues like Alice Tully Hall, the New World Center, and New York City's Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, where he received an award for Best Low String Soloist.


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. In 2018, he was an 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 has performed with many symphony orchestras along the east coast, most recently having served as a guest Principal Cellist for Sinfonia Gulf Coast. From 2020 through 2021, he served as Acting Principal Cello of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and was Principal Cello for the Scotia Festival Orchestra and the Music Academy International Festival Orchestra in 2017. Jordan made his solo debut with Columbia Baroque.


An avid music educator, Jordan incorporates concepts of body awareness, technical effectiveness, and musical passion into lessons with his students. He has taught cellists from various countries in North America and Australia, and his former students 

have flourished as successful musicians and educators in the field. They have also been accepted to study at prestigious music institutes such as the Mannes School of Music, Florida State University, Columbus State University, among others. Jordan taught lessons, directed string ensembles, and assisted in various administrative duties on the staff of the University of South Carolina String Project. Before his appointment on the faculty of the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University, he served as a visiting professor of cello for universities in both Georgia and Florida. He currently serves as CoArtistic Director/Artist Faculty for the Emerald Coast Chamber Music Festival. Jordan is a published scholar of EMG research regarding left-arm cello pedagogy.


Jordan Galvarino 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.

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