Jordan M. Shomper, M. M. | Albright College

Jordan M. Shomper, M. M.

Jordan M. Shomper, M. M.

Instructor of Music l Visiting Director of Choral Activities
jshomper@albright.edu
CFA, Studio 4 (Music)
610-921-7872

B.S.E., Music Education, Millersville University

M.M., Choral Conducting, West Chester University


Biography

Jordan M. Shomper is the Director of Choral Activities at Albright College where he directs the College Choir, Albright Angels, and Mane Men, and teaches courses in the general music curriculum. He is on-faculty at Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA and serves as an assistant-conductor for premiere chamber choir Vox Philia in Reading, PA. While teaching in the public school, he led sections of skill-based general music, music-directed musicals, and conducted multiple choral ensembles. Mr. Shomper has won multiple grants for these ensembles, funding the commissions of many composers.

Most recently, Mr. Shomper was recognized as the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)-PA’s 2020 Outstanding Young Conductor. He serves ACDA as Repertoire and Resources Chair for Jr. High and Middle School Choirs and as member of the App Committee for conferences. He was most recently featured as a panelist on the ACDA-PA Zoom Webinar: Teaching Choir Online. An active member of PMEA, he has led sessions at the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Professional Development Days, and hosted the 2019 PMEA Middle School Song Fest. He has written articles “Meeting in the Middle: Developing a Middle School Music Program” and “The Art of Commissioning.”

Mr. Shomper received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Millersville University and Master of Music in Performance, Choral Conducting at West Chester University.

Courses Taught

MUS 105 Concert Choir

MUS 126 Music and Cinema

MUS 205 A Cappella Ensemble

Awards and Grants

The Young Conductor Award – ACDA-PA – Summer 2020
Cryder Foundation Scholarship – West Chester University – Fall 2017
ACDA Undergraduate Conducting Competition Finalist – Seton Hill University – Fall 2014 Isabel Sondheim Vocal Scholarship – Reading Music Foundation – Spring 2014
Music For Everyone Teaching Scholarship – Music For Everyone – Spring 2014
James Zwally Conducting Scholarship – Lancaster Community Foundation – Spring 2014 Clinton & Hughes Vocal Music Scholarship – Millersville University – Spring 2011

Grants/Commissions
Ursinus Sesquicentennial Celebration, Collegeville, PA – Like the Grizzly, Joseph Gregorio, Spring 2020
Cocalico Commissioning Project (Consortium), Denver, PA – The Moon’s Tears, Amy Gordon, Fall 2019
Music For Everyone Choral Grant, Lancaster, PA – Technology, Ryan Kelly, Spring 2018
Cocalico Music Boosters, Denver, PA – The Key to My Heart, Thomas Juneau, Spring 2017
Cocalico Education Association Grant, Denver, PA – Creativity, Peter de Mets, Fall 2016
Cocalico Education Association Grant, Denver, PA, – The Twister, Mark Boyle, Fall 2015