© 2019 by Jordan P Smith

DEDICATION TO TEACHING EXCELLENCE

Private Teaching

For over a decade, Dr. Jordan P Smith has been teaching students from elementary school through college the art of making music with the saxophone.  Trained in both the French and Rascher schools of saxophone pedagogy, Dr. Smith brings a unique perspective to his students, with proven success.  Many of his students have won regional concerto competitions,

all-state band placement, and acceptance to prestigious Universities and Conservatories to study music. Dr. Smith's teaching studio is centered in the beautiful and historic Hightstown, NJ. 

For more information: jsmith.saxophone@gmail.com

 

YOCJ Saxophone Program

Dr. Smith is also the Saxophone Director for the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey, where every year nearly 40 saxophonists perform in a saxophone ensemble setting.  The only program of its kind in the United States, the YOCJ Saxophone Program gives students in grades 6-12 the opportunity to perform on soprano through bass saxophone.  Every year, the saxophone program performs some of the most challenging saxophone ensemble repertoire, commissions new works, and performs transcriptions of orchestral favorites.  Interested?  Check them out at yocj.org/saxophone-program.

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Current Teaching Positions

Education

St. Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ
Adjunct Professor teaching "Intro to Music History"

"Conducting and Arranging for Woodwinds" Independent Study
(Fall 2016 – Present)

Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey
Saxophone Choir and Ensemble Director

Overall Recruitment Director
(2010 – Present)

Private Instructor

NYC and Greater Princeton Area

(2007 – Present)

Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ
Adjunct Professor, Saxophone
Adjunct Professor, "Survey of Music History"
(2013 – 2017)

Cicely Tyson Performing Arts High School, East Orange, NJ
Artist-in-Residence
(2012 – 2014)

Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division, Rutgers University
Saxophone Faculty
(2010 – 2013)

William Paterson University
Interim Adjunct Professor of Saxophone; Saxophone Quartet Coach
(2010 – 2011)

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
Saxophone Ensemble Director; Saxophone Instructor; Theory Instructor
(2009 – 2010)

Past Teaching Positions

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.), Performance
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
May 2013

Master of Music (M.M.), Performance
Manhattan School of Music
May 2010

Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Music Education
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
May 2008