Originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Jordan Redd holds the Bachelor of Music Performance from Southeast Missouri State University, the Master of Music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and will graduate from UNL with a Doctor of Musical Arts in May of 2021. He studied horn at SEMO with Husker Horn Studio Alumnus Dr. Nicholas A. Kenney and at UNL with Dr. Alan F. Mattingly.
While at the University of Nebraska, Jordan became a local, regional, national, and international award-winning soloist. Achievements include: First Prize in the Charleston International Romantic Music Competition, First Prize in the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, and First Prize in the Golden Music Classical Awards. With the latest competition win, Jordan is slated to make his Weill Recital Hall solo debut at Carnegie Hall in the Summer of 2021. Additionally, Jordan was twice a National Finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Brass Competition where he placed second in 2019. Jordan was also a Finalist for the 2019 and 2020 London Philharmonia Orchestra Brass fellowship. Due to COVID-19, the live audition for the latter was canceled.
Jordan has performed with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra (KY), the Jackson Symphony Orchestra (TN), the Omaha Symphony (NE), and was a soloist with the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour in Sioux City, Iowa. In the summer of 2017, he performed at Festival Suoni d’Abruzzo in Guardiagrele, Italy and in 2017 and 2018 he served as Principal Horn of the FOOSA Philharmonia, which included performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.
While a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Hixson-Lied Fellow at the University of Nebraska, Redd has taught applied horn lessons, horn methods, coached chamber ensembles, and assisted with music appreciation courses and the Husker Horn Choir. Jordan also maintains an active private studio of pre-college students and has presented in-person and virtual masterclasses throughout the Midwest and East Coast of the United States.
Jordan performs on a custom L model Lukas horn made by Dan Vidican and Houser mouthpieces. He currently resides in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife, Bella, who also plays horn, and their pets: Rudy, Sully, Polly, Julius, and Maddie.