Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Concert Organist

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From Sea to Shining Sea – organ and multimedia concert experience

From Sea to Shining Sea Organ and Multimedia Concert Experience

From Sea to Shining Sea is the the perilous story of the early expansion of the organ in the colonies into the US as told by an actual mayflower descendant. It is focused on unique American music and at the same time is more patriotic in nature. It has content unique to our concert, since it comes from concert organist Dr. Jordan’s thesis research. Excellent multimedia concert.

This concert is performed in a rich multimedia format, with 5 cameras, computers and lighting, which makes it even more captivating and engaging for the audience. They become one with the story and they love it.

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.   #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

A tribute to Gladys Ives Brainard

Gladys Ives Brainard and student
I (David) am thankful for a piano teacher I had in my years of musical development, Gladys Ives Brainard. She was a retired professor from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. She was so very hard on me and insistent that I could do better. It wasn’t for her comfort or pleasure that she pushed me. It was because she knew I could succeed. But she knew I needed someone to make sure it happened. Of course, in many lessons, I wasn’t thankful…at all, but as life unfolded, I understood. The lessons she taught me helped shape my life and project me forward with the confidence to persevere. Thank you, Miss Brainard. You were one of the most significant people in my life.
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

Using our gifts

Dr. Jeannine Jordan at Ballantyne organ of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Orange, CA

We are thankful to God that we are doing something that uses our gifts and that we are able to do this every day of our lives. That’s a lot to be thankful for.

I think that thankfulness goes beyond “things” for which we are thankful. To the mental and spiritual state of just being thankful. Just uttering the words thank you has been miraculous in my life.
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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Why use multimedia in our organ concerts?

Author:  David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music — creators and presenters of dramatic organ and multi-media concert experiences.  Excerpted from the November 2018 Pro-Motion Music e-newsletter.

But Why? Any Advantages?

  • Multimedia provides a complex multi-sensory experience in exploring our world through the presentation of information through text, graphics, images, audio, and video, and there is evidence to suggest that a mixture of words and pictures increases the likelihood that people can integrate a large amount of information (Mayer, 2001).

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  • Advantages of multimedia design compared to using a single medium might result from the ability to choose among media to present well-structured information (Larkin & Simon, 1987), using more than one representation to improve memory(Penney, 1989), encouraging active processing (Ainsworth, 1999), and presenting more information at once (Sweller, 1999).
  • Barbe and Milone (1981) also wrote that adults are more likely to have mixed modality strengths than children. That’s great for us. We can not only enjoy what we’re experiencing but learning without having to work at it.
  • According to Dunn and Dunn (1978), only 20-30% of school-age children appear to be auditory learners, 40% are visual learners, and 30-40% are tactile/kinesthetic or visual/tactile learners. Barbe and Milone (1981) stated that for grade school children the most frequent modality strengths are visual (30%) or mixed (30%), followed by auditory (25%), and then by kinesthetic (15%). Barbe and Milone (1981) stated that primary grade children learn better via auditory (verbal) means and are least well developed kinesthetically, however between kindergarten and sixth grade a modality shift occurs and vision becomes the dominant modality and kinesthesia overtakes audition (Barbe & Milone, 1981).
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    Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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