Danny Jordan recently returned to the Dallas area after completing their Master of Music Degree in Viola Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Prior to that, Danny graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in music from Southern Methodist University. Lauded by critics as “outstanding, with a sound that enraptures,” they have been a prizewinner and finalist at several solo and chamber music competitions, and performed as soloist and in ensembles across the United States.
Outside of performance, Danny is an avid educator, working with violists and violinists of all ages in individual and group settings for more than a decade. Their students have earned entry into a variety of ensembles and programs, including Houston Youth Symphony, Cleveland School of the Arts, the Cleveland Youth Orchestra, and various All-Region ensembles across the state of Texas. Beyond the classroom, Danny was recently appointed to the American Viola Society’s Youth Advisory Council, in which they advocate for the wants and needs of young violists across the United States. Outside of music, Danny spends time tutoring in Spanish, math, and science, and enjoys cooking and hiking with friends.
Danny is thrilled to join Cliburn in the Classroom as a bilingual host!