Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Concert Organist

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Part of the Snowman Foundation
Play It Forward has been honored to touch hundreds of lives this year, through the thoughtful donations of instruments and sponsorships and we would like to take a moment to celebrate the families, schools, churches, and music outreach programs that are keeping music alive for our youth. We are so proud to support them through your generous donations of instruments and giving.

We are now working towards building a scholarship fund that will provide musical instruments and scholarships for music lessons tied together, offering students with desire and talent, but no financial means, to finally have the music lessons that have only lived in their dreams. As we continue to give the gift of music to our community, we see students thrive and music programs grow and we invite you to partner with us. 

Your generous donations of instruments and scholarship funds will go to help countless students in ways that we can only imagine. It has become increasingly difficult because of safety and financial issues to get practice time at churches for my younger organ students. 

Through Play it Forward, I have been able to procure home practice organs for three deserving hard-working organ students from my studio.  What a gift to them and to the churches they will one day serve.  

Music has the power to change the life of one child, that we all know. But the power to create goes far beyond the development of one individual student. It ripples out into the community spreading itself without limitation, for music is a respecter of no person. And that may be its greatest power, that its boundaries are indeed limitless.
Sara Levy
In our Bach and Sons program, we talk about Sara Levy who was the patron keeping all of the JS Bach music from being destroyed. She also supported CPE Bach to enable him to teach. This is what patrons of the arts do, they collaborate with artists/musicians to ensure the arts of the past can be shared with audiences of the future. 
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, has a large and active organ studio with students of all ages. She and her husband, 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 Patron of the Arts

In our Bach and Sons organ and media event, I narrate part of the show as Sara Levy, an inveterate patron of the arts.  Sara Levy is known to us today as a woman who knew the Bach family and collected as much of the music by Johann Sebastian Bach and his sons as possible, preserving it for future generations.  It was her Christmas gift of Johann Sebastian Bach’s score of the St. Matthew Passion to her great-nephew, Felix Mendelssohn, that in effect started the 19th century Bach revival. 

Sara Levy, patron of the arts:

  • recognized the magnitude of the music of the old master Johann Sebastian Bach;
  • had a passion for collecting the scores of Bach, sparing them from being used as wrapping paper or simply being lost;
  • gifted the score of one of the most monumental works by JS Bach to her famously talented great-nephew which led to the first performance of the work since Bach’s death
  • made sure that the incredible music of Johann Sebastian Bach lived on not only in her lifetime and ours but into the future.

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist and creator of Bach and Sons

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