Music Directors

Dr. Steve Sudduth
Symphonic Band

Jessica Whitson
Concert Band

Elizabeth Gott
Beginning Band

Joe Jordan
Jazz Band
Joseph Jordan has been performing, educating, recording, and arranging in the Tennessee area for the past 10 years. At MTSU he performed in several bands, jazz, and chamber ensembles playing on tours as far away as China. He was a semifinalist in the National Trumpet Competition in 2010. As a certified music educator, Mr. Jordan graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010 from Middle Tennessee State University receiving an award as an "Outstanding Music Educator" from the liberal arts department for his work with local schools in various capacities as well as his performances in the area. He has recorded with several gospel and pop artists in Nashville, including Benita Washington and Michael Hicks for Vergil Stratford. Upon moving to the Knoxville area in 2010, he has worked on a number of local projects including the Black Lillies, the Black Cadillacs, the Dirty Guv’nahs, Devan Jones and the Uptown Stomp, the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, Clarance Brown Theater productions, and Vance Thompson's Five plus Six. He holds a master’s degree at the University of Tennessee in Jazz performance, where he served in various ensembles and capacities. At Thackston Private School, he taught private lessons, as well as various after-school programs for underprivileged youth in the Knoxville area. His trumpet students have received numerous scholarships to universities in Tennessee. Mr. Jordan is a Tri-M scholar, Phi Kappa Lambda, and Alpha Phi Alpha honors society member. He resides in Fountain City with his wife Claire, their son Oliver, and daughter Josephine.