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Jordan OliveJordan Olive


Email: olive@sxu.edu


Jordan Olive is an active freelance musician in the Chicago area, playing in solo recitals, with chamber groups and orchestras. Recently, Jordan has appeared with the Joffrey Ballet and the Chicago Philharmonic.  He has also performed on stage at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and as a guest artist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Fulcrum Point New Music Project and New World Symphony of Miami. Jordan has performed as principal trumpet with the Orquesta Filarm√≥nica de Santiago, Chile, a member of the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Banff Centre Orchestra, the National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland and the Brevard Music Festival Orchestras. Additionally, he has played with the Charleston, South Bend, Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestras. In the spring of 2011, Jordan was invited to join the State Street Brass Quintet.

Jordan is an active teacher in the Chicagoland area. He is the Trumpet Instructor at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL and Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at St. Xavier University in Chicago, and he maintains a private teaching studio in the North Shore suburbs.

He has performed for and has been coached in Master Classes with Vincent Cichowicz, Jens Lindemann, Crispian Steele-Perkins, Roger Bobo, Chris Gekker, Mark Gould and David Krauss. Jordan is a graduate of the trumpet studio at Northwestern University where he completed a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance and Literature with Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer and Chris Martin. Prior to his master's studies he completed his bachelor's degree in Trumpet Performance at the University of Michigan as a student of William Campbell.

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