Senior spotlight

Jordan - Age 18, violinist & violist

I have been playing for 12 years.

Music Haven has taught me that I need to work on my time management and really put in work to see satisfactory results.

What would you say to somebody who says classical music is dead and that young people aren't interested in it?

Open your eyes beyond what is pushed in front of everyone’s faces today. Don’t follow the things that people say are trends and find out how important and relevant it is in a lot of students today. Maybe it being “dead” is the problem with some young people today.

What advice would you give to the beginners we will be bringing in next year?

Find your own time to do things & make it fun! Learn as much as you can to better yourself as an artist.

Jordan at her Winter Studio Recital in 2016  Photo Credit: Leah Russell

Jordan at her Winter Studio Recital in 2016

Photo Credit: Leah Russell

Jordan when she first started at Music Haven.  Photo Credit: Kathleen Cei

Jordan when she first started at Music Haven.

Photo Credit: Kathleen Cei

My favorite piece I learned and played at Music Haven was either the pieces I’ve played at Point Counterpoint or the octet or the Shostakovich No. 8 playing it with the people I love.

Jordan's Future After Music Haven:

Attending medical school and/or residency.

Photo Credit: Becky Paugh

Photo Credit: Becky Paugh

Photo Credit: Karina Irizarry

Photo Credit: Karina Irizarry