NICOLE JORDAN NAMED FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PRINCIPAL LIBRARIAN

BY: KIMBERLY ALSUP

The Grammy-Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra announces Nicole Jordan as the Orchestra’s Principal Librarian and the first African American woman to be named Principal Librarian of a major orchestra.

Jordan joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Principal Librarian in October 2011. Before joining the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, she was the library fellow with the Philadelphia Orchestra for three years.

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Nicole Jordan previously held positions as Ensemble Librarian at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Librarian for Symphony in C and Head Librarian for the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Jordan holds degrees in viola performance from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and music history from Temple University.

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“The Atlanta Symphony is thrilled to promote Nicole, after a rigorous and grueling international audition process to the position of Principal Librarian. We look forward to her leadership for many years to come in this Important role for our institution.”
-Evan Mirageas, Vice President of Artistic Planning

“The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is a cornerstone of Atlanta’s diverse arts and culture. I am honored to be a part of such a renowned group of musicians and the organization that supports them.”
-Nicole Jordan

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ABOUT THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:

Celebrating its 72nd season, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra continues to affirm its position as one of America’s leading orchestras with excellent live performances, renowned guest artists and engaging education initiatives, all under Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles.

As the cornerstone for artistic development in the Southeast, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs a full schedule of more than 200 concerts each year, including educational and community concerts, for a combined audience of more than half a million people.

The Orchestra and its audiences have together explored a creative mix of programming, including the Atlanta School of Composers, which reflects Mr. Spano and the Orchestra’s commitment to nurturing and championing music through multi-year partnerships defining a new generation of American composers.

In addition, the Orchestra’s Music Director since 2001, Robert Spano, was named Musical America 2008 Conductor of the Year.

During its 33-year history with Telarc, the Orchestra and Chorus have recorded more than 100 albums and its recordings have won 27 GRAMMY® Awards in categories including Best Classical Album, Best Orchestral Performance, Best Choral Performance, and Best Opera Performance. The Orchestra continues to record regularly on its new in-house label, ASO Media, which demonstrates the Orchestra’s commitment to celebrating classical masterworks while continuing to perform, commission, premiere, and record works by today’s leading composers.

http://www.atlantasymphony.org

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