Described by Performance Today as “one of the top young guitarists of his generation,” Jordan Dodson is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York City and Philadelphia. He has received prizes in numerous competitions, including the 2013 Astral Artists National Auditions, the 2011 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, the 2010 Indiana International Guitar Competition and the 2008 American String Teachers Association Competition. In 2013, Dodson was a Young artist in residence on American Public Media’s Performance Today.
An advocate for contemporary music, Dodson has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces internationally. He is a performer in several New York City ensembles including Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Ensemble sans maître and Tempus Continuum.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Dodson started playing music at a young age. His past teachers were Clare Callahan, David Starobin and Jason Vieaux. He has received degrees from the University of Cincinnati and the Manhattan School of Music. In the fall of 2011, Dodson was one of two guitarists selected to inaugurate a new program in classical guitar at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.