Students take 1st place in 2021 CJMEA Competition

Dr. Smith's students recently took 1st place for soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone in the CJMEA Region Band competition.

Live performance from November 2021 with the Rise Up Chorus, the Highland Park Community Chorus and Dr. Smith on Soprano.

Join the YOCJ Saxophone Choir

The Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey Saxophone Choir, directed by Dr. Jordan Smith is the only program of its kind in the United States for students in grades 6-12.  Interested in auditioning? 

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Recently Released Recordings

Jordan Smith performs on Soprano and Alto Saxophone in new recordings of "In the Depths of the Clouds" by Lu Pei and "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" by Ellwood Derr, alongside pianist Irena Portenko and vocalist Elisabeth Halliday.

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View Recent Performances

Dr. Smith regularly performs as a soloist and with the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet, Epoch Duo, and as a conductor to the YOCJ Saxophone Choir.

Video of Son of God Mass by James Whitbourn

May 14, 2022: Studio recital for the students of Dr. Smith.  Program to include works by Milhaud, Ibert, Rueff, Quate, and more.  Learn more about Dr. Smith and his teaching.

May 22, 2022: YOCJ Saxophone Choir performance conducted by Dr. Smith of works by Daniel Muck, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and the world premiere arrangement of music from Lord of the Rings  (arr. Kline).

July 11-15, 2022: 2nd Annual Summer Saxophone Institute at the YOCJ Chamber Music Camp.  Space is limited.  Sign up here.

July 12, 2022: Dr. Smith will perform alongside acclaimed soloist, historian, and professor, Dr. Paul Cohen in an educational presentation of works for saxophone quartet that will be recorded on a CD in July of 2022.

Summer 2023: YOCJ Saxophone Choir Performance tour.  More details coming soon!

Dr. Smith has been teaching students of all ages for over a decade, with students regularly winning regional and all-state competitions.  Now accepting students

in the greater Princeton, NJ area.