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JORDAN

PRESCOTT

Organist and Choral Conductor

Biography

Photo and Video Gallery

Events

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Jordan Prescott: Welcome
Jordan Prescott: Video
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BIOGRAPHY

Hailed as an "organ star" (The Baltimore Sun) whose playing "encompass[es] the church in a wild wind" (The Washington Post), JORDAN PRESCOTT has distinguished himself as an organist, conductor, and scholar with a sensitive, versatile, and striking artistry. A highly-sought-after performer, Jordan enjoys an active recital career in such esteemed venues as the Piccolo Spoleto Festival (Charleston), the Church of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Thomas Fifth Avenue (New York City), the Cathedral of St. Philip (Atlanta), Grace Cathedral (San Francisco), and the West Point Military Academy Cadet Chapel. He is also regularly featured at regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society. An avid ensemble player, Jordan has appeared under the batons of Marin Alsop, Nicholas McGegan, and Joseph Young. 

Jordan sits on the Music Theory faculty at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts. As Organist-Choirmaster at Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Dr. Prescott leads more than 70 choral services per year and serves as the Founder and Curator of the Grace and St. Peter's Choral Series which promotes new sacred music by living composers. Respected for his creativity and engaging presence, he is frequently engaged as a choral clinician and repertoire consultant. Previous posts include appointments at the University of Maryland -- Baltimore Country and Duke University Chapel. 

A recipient of the Dean's Doctoral Fellowship, Jordan's dissertation "'Improving rather than inventing:' Two Case Studies on Herbert Howells' Synthesis of Continental Modernity in Late Style" cemented his place among the world's leading Howells scholars. Dr. Prescott's research has been published in both The American Organist and The Tracker magazines and has garnered invitations to present guest lectures at East Carolina University and the Shenandoah Church Music Institute. Recognized for his broad expertise and balanced perspective, Jordan is often engaged as a critic for The American Organist

Prescott is an Associate of the American Guild of Organists and currently serves as Sub-Dean and Certification Coordinator of the Baltimore Chapter. As Co-Chair of the 'Year of the Young Organist,' he was instrumental in launching the Guild's organ scholar program and bolstering the education portfolio of the Guild. In addition to this work, Jordan has served on the National Nominating Committee and the Committee on Young Organists. 

Winner of the 16th International Organ Competition at West Chester University, Jordan was named of The Diapason magazine's '20 under 30' most influential young artists in 2019 and was a finalist for the inaugural National Competition in Service Playing in Washington, D.C. in 2022. Prescott’s organ teachers have included John Walker, Andrew Scanlon, and Christopher Jacobson. He studied choral conducting with Andrew Crane and James Franklin and had additional organ tutelage in Paris with Marie-Louise Langlais. 

Jordan Prescott: Profiles
Jordan Prescott: Pro Gallery

EVENTS

SOLO ORGAN RECITAL
ORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY NATIONAL CONVENTION

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 | 4:00 PM
Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Baltimore, Maryland

SOLO ORGAN RECITAL

Sunday, November 10, 2024 | 4:00 PM 
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America 
Washington, D.C.

SOLO ORGAN RECITAL 

Monday, December 9, 2024 | Time TBA 

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Times Square

New York City, New York

SOLO ORGAN RECITAL

Friday, March 20, 2025 | 12:15 PM
National City Christian Church
Washington, D.C.

Jordan Prescott: Events
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