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. 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.
An avid music educator, Jordan serves as the Adjunct Professor of Cello at the University of West Florida, where he teaches String Methods to music education majors, coaches chamber music, and helps students meet their goals in private lessons. His former students have flourished as successful musicians in the field, having been accepted into reputable music programs such as the Oberlin College and Conservatory, Florida State University, the Pennsylvania State University, Columbus State University, and others. 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 and is a Co-Artistic Director/Artist Faculty for the Emerald Coast Chamber Music Festival.
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 member of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, The Villages Philharmonic, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, and Sinfonia Gulf Coast in addition to numerous other orchestra engagements in Georgia and Florida. Most notably, he has served as Acting Principal Cello of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. 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 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.