Randy Jordan, Music Director
Randy Jordan is in his fifteenth year as director of The Arlington Master Chorale. His previous appointments have been head Choral Director at Azle High School in Azle, Texas for seven years, and head Choral Director for Martin High School in Arlington for twenty-three years where he also served as Fine Arts Department Chair. In addition, he has served as Choral Director at Azle Christian Church, St. Matthew United Methodist Church, and St. Barnabas United Methodist Church and as Choirmaster for University Christian Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Jordan also served as adjunct professor of conducting, choral methods, student teaching supervising and director of University Singers at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2012-2014.
During his tenure at Martin High School, the choral department began with 32 enrolled in choir, grew to almost 400, and received 74 Sweepstakes Awards in University Interscholastic League Choral Concert/Sightreading competition. His Martin choirs performed at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in 1995, and again in 2005, appeared as an honor choir at the 1997 National Convention of The American Choral Directors Association in San Diego, California, and again at the 2005 National ACDA Convention in Los Angeles, California. His Chamber Singers were one of three U.S. Choirs chosen to sing at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburg, Scotland and London, England in 1999. In 2000, Mr. Jordan was one of 15 teachers of extra-curricular activities in the State of Texas to receive the University Interscholastic League Sponsor of the Year. Mr. Jordan is also a composer/arranger with works at Alliance Music and Carl Fischer publications.
Under his direction, The Arlington Master Chorale has grown from 38 members to 110. AMC made their first appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York in March of 2007, and have performed at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice, the Texas Choral Directors convention in San Antonio, the Southwest American Choral Directors Association convention in Dallas as well as performances in Munich, Vienna, and Budapest. AMC has performed such major works as the Beethoven 9th Symphony (Choral) with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Orff's Carmina Burana, the Rutter Gloria and Requiem, the Brahms Requiem, the Faure and Durufle Requiem, Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass, the Wilberg Requiem, the Mozart Requiem and Solemn Vespers, and world premier performances of Cantus Natalis and Carmina Pax by Z. Randall Stroope.
Mr. Jordan received his Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Tech University in 1975, his Masters Degree in Music Education from North Texas State University (now The University of North Texas) in 1981, and his degree in Music Supervision for the University of Texas at Arlington in 1994. Mr. Jordan has studied with Gene Kenny, Frank McKinley, Hal Gibbons, and post graduate studies with Kenneth Davis. Mr. Jordan’s professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, American Choral Directors Association, and Texas Music Adjudicators Association. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda, Who’s Who of American Teachers, and Honorary Lifetime Member of the Parent Teachers Association. In his spare time Mr. Jordan likes to fly, tinker with cars, compose and arrange music for choirs and his quartet, the CD's, and read. He and his wife Debbie Duncan live in Arlington and are proud parents/grandparents of four children and ten grandchildren.