B.M. University of Michigan; M.M. Northwestern University
Jordan Olive is an active freelance musician in the Chicago area, playing in solo recitals, with chamber groups, orchestras, and even with the Temptations! This season, Jordan will be appearing with the Joffrey Ballet and the Chicago Philharmonic. Recently, Jordan has appeared on stage at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and as a guest artist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Fulcrum Point New Music Project, and New World Symphony of Miami. Jordan has also performed as principal trumpet with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago, Chile, a member of the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Banff Centre Orchestra, the National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland, and the Brevard Music Festival Orchestras. Additionally, he has played with the Charleston, South Bend, Southwest Michigan, and Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestras. In the spring of 2011, Jordan was invited to join the State Street Brass Quintet.
Jordan is an active teacher in the Chicagoland area. He is the Trumpet Instructor at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL and maintains a private teaching studio in the North Shore suburbs.
He has performed for and has been coached in master classes with Vincent Cichowicz, Jens Lindemann, Crispian Steele-Perkins, Roger Bobo, Chris Gekker, Mark Gould, and David Krauss.
Jordan received a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance and Literature from Northwestern University where he studied with Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer, and Chris Martin. Prior to his master's studies he completed a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance with William Campbell at the University of Michigan.