ALERT: This event has been cancelled. Please visit our website at www.wilmingtonguitar.org for more information.
A masterclass is a public lesson in which a visiting artist listens to and critiques students one at a time in front of an audience so that everyone in attendance may benefit from their instruction.
The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Jordan Dodson has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Jordam and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies).
Space is limited. Reserve your spot as a performer or auditor today!
Be sure not to miss our concert with Jordan Dodson March 21 at 7:30 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant! View full event info and read more about Jordan at https://www.wilmingtonguitar.org/jordan-dodson/.
Please register for the class through our online store at https://www.wilmingtonguitar.org/product/masterclass-with-jordan-dodson/.
Doors open at 1:00 pm.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Performance Today describes classical guitarist Jordan Dodson as “one of the top young guitarists of his generation.” A winner of Astral’s 2013 National Auditions, he is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. He has received awards from the 2011 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, the 2010 Indiana International Guitar Competition, and the 2008 American String Teachers Association Competition. In 2013, he was a Young Artist in Residence on American Public Media’s Performance Today. He recently made his debut as concerto soloist with the Alabama Symphony, and this season appears with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra.
Mr. Dodson’s recent performance and teaching schedule has taken him across the U.S. and abroad to such venues as New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge, Roulette (Brooklyn), Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, National Sawdust (Williamsburg), and the Museo Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, and to such music festivals as the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Festival Daniou in France.
A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Mr. Dodson has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces internationally, including works by Lewis Nielson, Elliot Cole, Robert Sirota, Stephen Goss, and Gabriella Smith. He performs in several New York City chamber ensembles including Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Marcel, and Ensemble sans maître, and recently collaborated with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), NOW Ensemble, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Oracle Hysterical, New Vintage Baroque, Anne-Marie McDermott, Ransom Wilson, and Contemporaneous. He can be heard on the album Subject on Tzadik Records.
In the fall of 2011, Mr. Dodson was one of two students selected to inaugurate the Curtis Institute of Music’s classical guitar studio, bringing to the school not only a new instrument, but also new repertoire and new possibilities for music-making. Curtis Dean John Mangan said Dodson fulfilled the school’s need for “ambassadors for the instrument and its repertoire who could create interest among their peers, along with a desire to collaborate.”
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jordan Dodson holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and his teachers have included Clare Callahan, David Starobin, and Jason Vieaux. He plays a Gary Lee guitar.
Wilmington Classical Guitar Season 2019-20 Concerts
September 15 - 4th Annual WCGS Members Showcase at the Delaware Art Museum
October 19* - Andrea González Caballero, classical guitar with special guest Peter Delaplane at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
November 16 - Junhong Kuang, classical guitar with Haoyang (David) Pan at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
February 22* - Bokyung Byun, classical guitar with special guest Tom Potts at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
March 21* - Jordan Dodson, classical guitar with special guests Un/Strung Guitar Duo at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
April 18* - Raphaël Feuillâtre with special guests Robert Richey and Matthew Kaplan at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
May 23 - 8th Annual WCGS Members Concert at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
*We'll also be hosting a masterclass with this artist. Please check our website for masterclass dates and times.