Darrell J. Jordan, lyric baritone, has been praised for his "intimate ability to captivate the audience with his expressive vocalism." His extensive repertoire spans from early renaissance music to new, modern compositions.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both psychology and music and a Master's of Music in voice performance from the University of Missouri. Recent vocal instruction has been from Ann Harrell and Steven Tharp. He is an active recitalist and concert soloist, with recent engagements including Orff's Carmina Burana with Missouri S&T and the Rolla Choral Arts Society, Handel's Messiah with Columbia's Civic Orchestra, and Beethoven's Fantasia in c minor, Op. 80 with the University of Missouri Philharmonic. He has also appeared with Winter Opera Saint Louis and is a frequent guest musician for the Odyssey Chamber Music Series. In 2014, he was selected as a national semi-finalist in the young artist division for the prestigious Orpheus Vocal Competition. In the summer of 2014, he sang the role of Giove in scenes from Cavalli's La Calisto at the Institute for 17th Century Music in New York City. Previous roles have been Count Almaviva from Le nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo from Così fan tutte, Dandini from La Cenerentola, and Papageno from The Magic Flute.
He has won both the Upper Voice and Graduate Voice divisions at MMTA, and has twice received Honorable Mention at NATS in the Graduate Division. Mr. Jordan is a member of Missouri Music Teacher Association (MMTA), National Associate of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Pi Kappa Lambda, an alumnus of the music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and is a McNair Scholar. Jordan is a staff singer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Columbia, Mo. and also serves on the music faculty as an Adjunct Professor of Music at both Central Methodist University and Columbia College, in addition to teaching a private studio at the Columbia Academy of Music. He has held master classes for high schools in Missouri and is an adjudicator for local, statewide, and regional vocal competitions.