April 2023 General Meeting Program

11 April 2023 at 10:00AM
April general meeting zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81211288055
In-person venue: Edgewood Baptist Church, 20406 76th Ave W, Edmonds, WA 98026

Curtain Raiser
Mary Rose Liebermann and Darrell Jordan, Vocalists
Leilani Montagne, Piano
“La ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni (W.A.Mozart)

Darrell Jordan
Topic: “Recognizing and Redirecting Music Performance Anxiety in the Music Studio”

Seattle-based lyric baritone Darrell J. Jordan has been praised for his “shining, beautiful voice” (Broadway World), his “expressive baritone and facial expressions” (The SunBreak), and has been called “the star of the show” (Columbia Heart Beat).  He holds a B.A. in both Psychology and Music and a M.M. in Voice Performance from the University of Missouri, and a D.M.A. in Voice Performance from the University of Washington. Dr. Jordan has served on the faculty at the University of Missouri, the Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University, Columbia College, and Stephens College, where he taught a full private voice studio, voice class, and separate Italian, German, English, and French lyric diction classes. He currently teaches voice lessons at Seattle Pacific University. In demand as a recitalist and concert soloist, his recent solo concert engagements have been with Harmonia Seattle, Saltwater Music Series, Tacoma City Ballet Orchestra, Amherst Early Music Festival, the Odyssey Chamber Music Series, Rolla Choral Arts Society, Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri, the Missouri Symphony, the Southside Philharmonic Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony, Thalia Symphony, Olympia Chamber Orchestra, and the Seattle Art Song Society. Dr. Jordan has performed over 30 full roles, with some opera credits including: Opera West, Tacoma Opera, Wilmington Concert Opera, Music On Site, Inc., St. Louis Opera Collective, Haymarket Opera Company, Gateway Opera, Opera America, the Institute for 17th Century Music, the Show-Me Opera, Lawrence Opera Theatre, the Puget Sound Concert Opera, Northwest Opera In Schools Touring Company, Operamuse, Seattle Modern Opera Company, Pacific Northwest Opera, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Seattle, Opera on Tap, OperaBend, and Seattle Opera. As a scholar, Dr. Jordan has presented research at the Northwest Voice Conference, the Northwest Chapter of the Voice Foundation, the National Association for Music Education, the Oklahoma Music Educators Association, the McNair Scholars Conference at the University of Missouri, and the Edmonds Music Teachers Association.

While my topic is specifically geared toward voice instructors (after all that’s what I am!), there are many aspects that can certainly be applied to piano as well.

The title of my presentation is: Recognizing and Redirecting Music Performance Anxiety in the Voice Studio

Brief summary: 

This presentation is a compilation of teaching strategies to inform teachers of singing about the negative impact fear and anxiety may have on the music student. It catalogues the various ways fear and anxiety may manifest in a musician by detailing both external and internal responses. Furthermore, it offers various approaches to mitigate or prevent fear by exploring positive reinforcement strategies, emotional regulation skills, mindfulness, and additional techniques to act as a means of reducing fear in the music studio.

Darrell J. Jordan, DMA

Independent Studio Instruction | www.DarrellJJordan.com

Co-Founder & Manager | www.voxnovacomo.org 

Gender Pronouns: He, Him, His 

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