Profile:Jordan Tucker

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Born November 19th, 1992, Jordan Robert Tucker lives in Brownwood, Texas and is a sophomore at Bangs High School. He is a (French) horn player and has taken part in solo/ensemble competitions, all region bands, community bands, church orchestras, and Texas Baptist All State band, for which he wrote an orchestration. His father, Robert Tucker, is the dean of music and extended education at Howard Payne University and his mother, Clairissa Tucker, is a first grade teacher at J.B. Stephens Elementary. He enjoys composing and has written for wind ensemble, jazz band, chamber ensembles, piano, and solo instruments.

Starting at the age of 8, his works include one suite for band, a piece for saxophone sextet, a piano sonata, many arrangements for marching band, a symphonic poem, and is currently composing a piece for band, and a piece for flute, viola, and piano. He enjoys playing the piano at church, in high school jazz band, and just for fun. His influences as a composer include Johannes Brahms, Peter Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Chris Cornell, Claude T. Smith, Frank Ticheli, Gustav Mahler, Kurt Cobain, Howard Hanson, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Howard Hanson. He has an active Facebook profile, and email at jordantucker07{at} His future plans include majoring in music composition at either Baylor University, Southern Methodist University, or Texas Christian University.