Originally from Brownwood, Texas and raised in a musically talented family, Jordan Tucker began playing piano and writing music when he was 8 years old. In high school, Jordan participated in all-region and all-state ensembles as a horn player and pianist, and he wrote arrangements for his high school band. Jordan attended Baylor University in 2011, majoring in music composition and participating in a wide variety of ensembles including the symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, marching band, men’s choir, and some jazz combos, all of which have commissioned and/or performed his music.
A May 2015 under-graduate from Baylor, he also began a post graduate degree there in August of the same year. As a graduate student at Baylor, Jordan served as the arranger-in-residence for Baylor’s pop a cappella choir VirtuOSO, which premiered his arrangement of Summertime with the Waco Symphony Orchestra.
Tucker has composed or arranged over 50 pieces which have been performed internationally in Australia, England, and Dubai. In 2018, his award-winning wind ensemble piece Lament and Proclamation was selected for the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List. In 2020, horn players from around the United States virtually premiered his piece Shine, which was dedicated to healthcare workers and their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. His wind ensemble setting of Shine was named as a semi-finalist for the American Prize in 2021.
Jordan’s career in academia includes adjunct teaching for Baylor University and Central Texas College, and since 2019 he has served as Professor of Music at San Jacinto College in the Houston area, where he teaches theory, composition, piano, and brass.