Jordan Watt, from Kennesaw, Georgia, is a violist finishing his Bachelor’s degree with Dr. Catharine Lees at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) as a recipient of the Cincinnatus Presidential Scholarship. Next year, he will be attending the Juilliard School for his Master’s degree. He has previously studied with Dr. Paula Krupiczewicz and Hannah Howard.
In the past, Jordan has performed with the CCM Philharmonia as a winner of the CCM Viola Concerto Competition, the Cincinnati Young Artists Festival, Rencontres Musicales Internationales Des Graves in Bordeaux, France, the Southern Illinois University & Carbondale Community Arts Chamber Music Series, the Chamber Music Institute at Holy Cross, CCM Opera Bootcamp, and the National Orchestral Institute. Jordan is a substitute with the New World Symphony, Orchestra Kentucky at Bowling Green, Springfield Symphony, and Kentucky Symphony.
As a chamber musician, Jordan has previously collaborated with violinists Nina Millet and Max Zorin, pianist Vincent Balse, bassist Esther Brayer, and violist Jacques Perez in the Rencontres Musicales Internationales Des Graves Faculty Series. Additionally, he has participated in master classes with Dr. Hsaiopei Lee, Dr. Laurel Yu, Timothy Lees, Rictor Noren, Alan Rafferty, Amadi Azikiwe, Itamar Zorman, Katherine Murdock, Karin Brown, Jordan Bak, Ayane Kozasa, and the Vega Quartet.
This summer, Jordan will present a virtual lecture recital through the American Viola Society Festival & 47th International Viola Congress and return to the National Orchestral Institute as a Pacific Music Institute Teaching Fellow where he will teach and perform with the Hawai’i Youth Symphony later that summer.