Jordan Randall Smith
Founder | Music Director
Award-winning conductor Jordan Randall Smith is also the Music Director at Govans Presbyterian Church and conductor of the FRYO Symphonia. Smith was formerly Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Dallas Festival of Modern Music and Assistant Conductor of the Peabody Opera Theater. According to the Ft. Worth Music Examiner, Jordan, "drove an intensity in the air," leading the festival’s ensemble in residence, Ars Nova Dallas, in a series of performances of Schoenberg's landmark Pierrot Lunaire. New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert called Jordan’s conducting of Boulez’ Le Marteau sans Maître, “impressive.” According to The Baltimore Sun, Smith is "an attentive partner."
Smith received a prestigious Bruno Walter Fellowship at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in 2010 where he studied with Marin Alsop, Gustav Meier, and Jennifer Higdon and conducted the festival orchestra in concert. Jordan formerly served as Apprentice Conductor of the Dallas Bach Society Orchestra and Chorus. He has mentored hundreds of young musicians in ensembles across the country including the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Cross Timbers Youth Orchestra. Smith is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in conducting at the Peabody Conservatory, and studied with the legendary conductor and conducting pedagogue Gustav Meier, as well as Markand Thakar and Marin Alsop. Learn more: jordanrsmith.com.