Jordan Curcuruto is a percussionist specializing in contemporary solo and chamber percussion music, speaking percussion, world music, and popular music. She enjoys collaborating with composers on new pieces and within the last few years has participated in several premieres, including Bryan Jeff’s Contactual Constellations at the 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the west coast premieres of John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit (Ojai Music Festival) and Elliot Cole’s AMEN (Northwest Percussion Festival), and most recently Michael Gordon’s Natural History at Crater Lake in celebration of the Nation Park Service Centennial with the Britt Festival Orchestra. Jordan has also performed with the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Left Edge Percussion, and as a guest percussionist with the Orange County Youth Symphony at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
In 2015 Jordan was selected to perform a solo concert at the inaugural Transplanted Roots International Percussion Symposium in Montreal. She is a three-time alumnus of the nief-norf summer festival and is presenting a new, self-composed solo work at the 2017 New Music Gathering. Jordan can be heard on the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles’ CD, Electric Rebel Poetry, and on the Innova label release, 30, by Stanford University composer Mark Applebaum. Jordan earned her Bachelor of Music at Chapman University with Nick Terry and Justin DeHart, and her Masters of Music Performance at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University with Terry Longshore. Currently, Jordan teaches at Fullerton College and freelances across Los Angeles, California.