Originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Dr. Jordan Redd obtained a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and graduated from UNL with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Dr. Redd is currently Assistant Professor of Music – Horn at the University of North Alabama. Additionally, Dr. Redd has held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lindenwood University, and Murray State University.
Over the past five years, Dr. Redd has become a local, regional, national, and international award-winning soloist. Achievements include: First Prize in the Charleston International Romantic Music Competition, First Prize in the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, and First Prize in the Golden Music Classical Awards, and First Prize in the Kings Peak International Music Competition. In 2020 Dr. Redd won First Prize in the chamber music division of the North International Music competition with former instructor and friend Nicholas Kenney. In December of 2021, Dr. Redd made his solo debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Additionally, Dr. Redd was twice a National Finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Brass Competition where he placed second in 2019. Dr. Redd was also a Finalist for the 2019 and 2020 London Philharmonia Orchestra Brass fellowship.
Dr. Redd currently serves as Principal Horn with the Shoals Symphony Orchestra and third horn with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra (TN). Additionally, Dr. Redd has performed with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra (KY), the Omaha Symphony (NE), and was a soloist with the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour in Sioux City, Iowa. In the summer of 2017, he performed at Festival Suoni d’Abruzzo in Guardiagrele, Italy, and in 2017 and 2018 he served as Principal Horn of the FOOSA Philharmonia, which included performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.
Throughout his teaching career, Dr. Redd has taught applied horn lessons, conducting, music theory, horn methods, coached chamber ensembles, taught music appreciation courses, and horn choir. Dr. Redd also maintains an active private studio of pre-college students and has presented in-person and virtual masterclasses throughout the Midwest, East Coast, and Southeast region of the United States.