Biography: Jordan Prescott

mage curtesy of Jordan Prescott

B i o g r a p h y

Hailed by The Baltimore Sun as a “rising organ star,” Jordan Prescott has established himself as one of the leading organists, conductors, and scholars of his generation. A native of Greenville, North Carolina, Jordan holds the Bachelor of Music in Organ and Sacred Music from East Carolina University. While at East Carolina, he spent two years as Organ Scholar of Duke University Chapel in Durham. Following this appointment, Jordan held a similar position at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore. He is now Organist-Choirmaster at Grace and St. Peter's Church in Baltimore. In 2019, Jordan was graduated cum laude with the Master of Music in Organ Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of John's Hopkins University. He is now pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts at Peabody, where he holds the coveted Dean's Fellowship. Jordan’s teachers have included John Walker, Andrew Scanlon, and Christopher Jacobson. Additionally, he has studied in Paris with Marie Louise Langlais.

As a solo recitalist, Jordan performs extensively across the United States with recent and upcoming engagements at Trinity Church and King’s Chapel (Boston), West Point Military Academy Cadet Chapel, Bruton Parish (Williamsburg), National City Christian Church and Washington National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.), Grace Cathedral (San Francisco), Princeton University Chapel, Trinity Wall Street, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York City). As an ensemble musician, Jordan has appeared under the batons of Marin Alsop, Nicolas McGegan, Joseph Young, and Edward Polochick. In 2018, Jordan earned first prize in the 16th International Organ Competition at West Chester University. Jordan currently serves on the National Board of the American Guild of Organists: Young Organists and was named one of Diapason magazine’s ’20 Under 30’ in 2019. Jordan’s research has been published in The American Organist magazine and he regularly presents conference workshops, masterclasses, and serves on the faculty for the AGO’s Pipe Organ Encounters.

Jordan sang with the ECU Chamber Singers for three years including their acclaimed performances at the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing in Spain, Slovenia, and Bulgaria. Prescott spent seven seasons as Associate Musical Director of The Lost Colony, America’s longest running outdoor drama and recipient of the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre. Under his direction, The Lost Colony Choir rose to critical acclaim for their interpretation of the work of Stephen Sondheim. In 2018, they were featured as part of the ‘Sing Across America’ campaign celebrating the centennial of the National Parks Service. Jordan is an active distance runner and a finisher of the 2019 Baltimore Marathon.

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