Jordan Key has been an organist, accompanist, and choir director since his undergraduate studies in Ohio. Previously Jordan studied organ under professors Pamela Decker of the University of Arizona and Valerie Thorson of Akron, Ohio, while currently he studies under Professor Laura Ellis of the University of Florida. He has worked in numerous denominational churches as both an organist and choir director, including Lutheran, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Catholic, United Church of Christ, and Unitarian Universalist. He has also played for numerous weddings, funerals, festivals, and has been called to play recitals in Ohio, Arizona, and Florida.
Since Jordan's primary focus in music is composition, he has used his skills in many commissioning projects here and abroad. He has been commissioned by the American Guild of Organists, the internationally renowned organ performer and teacher Pamela Decker, and by the Abbey of Solesmes in Sable-sur-Sarthe, France.
His interests in early musicology have combined with his interests in organ repertoire and performance, inspiring his research into the organ works of Sweelinck (forthcoming) and a comparative study of the works and Pachelbel and Buxtehude (forthcoming).
Jordan currently lives in Gainesville, Florida and is available as a professional organist, accompanist, and choir director. For more information on Jordan's experience please refer to his CV in the links above.
Jordan's studies while earning his BA in Religious Studies at the College of Wooster have greatly fueled his interests in sacred music, recently culminating in his thesis work, "Spirosony: Music and Spirituality the Practice of Presence." While conducting his research, Jordan spent a summer living at the Abbey of Solesmes in Sable-sur-Sarthe, France. While in residence, Jordan was commissioned to write and perform a piece for organ for the First Vespers of the Feast of St. Benedict. The above video is Jordan's performance of "Nuages au-dessus de l'Abbey" (Clouds Over the Abbey) at Solesmes. The image displayed is the organ on which the piece was performed.