Jordan Jenkins

Jordan Jenkins is a composer based in the Minnesota/Wisconsin area. Originally from Apple Valley, MN, Jordan's first forays into music consisted of playing songs on his plastic guitar and picking at notes at the piano. He caught the composing bug in the 8th grade when his band director gave him an old copy of Finale and has been writing ever since. Jordan just recently completed his undergraduate degree in composition at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, where he studied with Chia-Yu Hsu, and next fall will be pursuing his master’s in composition at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Jordan's music has been read and performed by groups such as the Ciompi Quartet, the Zeitgeist Ensemble, and the UWEC Symphony Orchestra. He has performed in masterclasses with composers such as David Ludwig, Anna Clyne, Anthony Cheung, Michael Daugherty, and Libby Larsen, with whom he has also studied privately. Jordan's music has been performed on numerous recitals and concerts and he has participated in summer festivals such as the Atlantic Music Festival and last year’s Source Song Festival. In his free time, Jordan enjoys reading books, watching Netflix, spending time with his friends and family, and just generally lounging around, preferably with his cat Pipsqueak.