Dr Andrew Jordan Appointed as Irish Youth Wind Ensemble Manager
We are delighted to welcome Dr Andrew Jordan, the new Irish Youth Wind Ensemble Manager. He is taking over from Karen Ní Bhroin. We look forward to working with Andrew and we wish Karen well in her future endeavours.
Andrew is an educator, community musician, conductor, and researcher from Limerick city. Andrew is a previous trumpet player with the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble and has been a member of many local and national groups and ensembles. Andrew has served as a previous chairperson with the Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra and currently plays trumpet with the ensemble.
Andrew works full-time as a music teacher with the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and is based in Limerick Prison. Previously, in 2010, Andrew co-founded the Redemptorist Centre of Music in Limerick City. Andrew continues to conduct the RCM Concert Band along with providing tuition in all brass instruments and music theory. Andrew also is the musical director of the Boherbuoy Brass and Reed Band, Limerick. Andrew’s work in band education has seen him develop band programmes in Limerick, Clare, Tipperary, and Dublin.
Previously, Andrew was the director of Newpark Music Centre in Dublin, one of the largest private music schools in Dublin. Andrew has worked internationally delivering music education/community music programmes in Zambia, the Philippines, and Abu Dhabi. Andrew holds a PhD in Music Education from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, a MA in Community Music from the University of Limerick, and a BA (Hons.) in Social Care from Limerick Institute of Technology.
Andrew is a current committee member of the Society of Music Education Ireland. He is also a research supervisor for Marino Institute of Education. Andrew is very excited and very much looking forward to working with the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras and the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble.