Jordan Buchholtz is a pianist, collaborator, and teacher. As an active performer, she regularly works and performs with both vocalists and instrumentalists as well as local chamber ensembles. For the past five years Buchholtz lived in Kansas City and was the pianist for the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Wind Symphony and opera department. Along with her studies, she was the faculty pianist for Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS and the organist and pianist for First Lutheran Church in Mission Hills, KS. Buchholtz also wrote concert reviews for Kansas City’s Online Journal for the Arts at KCMetropolis.org and played with local groups including the Kansas City Women’s Chorus. Recent engagements include playing and conducting You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown for JCCC’s theater department, and serving as the Opera Coach Fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival for a scenes program and a full production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Upcoming projects include playing for the University of Minnesota’s fall production of Britten’s Albert Herring.
This fall, Buchholtz begins her DMA at the University of Minnesota in collaborative piano. She earned a MM in Piano Performance as well as an Artist Certificate at UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Dance and a BA in Music from Luther College in Decorah, IA. Buchholtz is also the new organist and pianist at the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis.