"The audience not only enjoy a beautiful concert, but also storytelling... The experience is original, rich, and striking."
- Frank Mosselman, Cultuurbrigade
"... a depth to her that manifests in her own performances... ability to connect with her audience in that same, almost spiritual way..." - Guardian TT
"...on the classical stage the performances were of a particularly high level. Here especially that of Nicole Jordan (Trinidad/Canada) which raised eyerows..." - Party Mania
"...like a musical painting or a painting set to music..." - Written in Music
EDUCATION & TRAINING
PhD, Music Performance Studies | University of Sheffield, UK
Musical group identification and musical behaviour.
Master, Music Psychology | Keele University, UK
Meditation as a tool for relaxation prior to performance for undergaraduate musicians.
Bachelor of Music | Acadia University, CAN
Vocal Performance. Honours degeree.
ENSEMBLES & ROLES
Porgy & Bess - Gershwin | Royal Danish Opera
Strawberry Woman | John Doyle
2nd Woman & 1st Witch | Andrew Lawrence-King
Various | Alchemy Ensemble
Soloist | Nicole Jordan
Soloist | Pieter de Mast
Various | The Harp Consort
Soloist | Andrew Lawrence-King
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Davidson, J.W. & Jordan, N.D. (2006). ‘Private Teaching, Private Learning’: An exploration of music instrument learning in the private studio, the junior and senior conservatories. In L. Bressler (Ed.), Handbook of Research in Arts Education (pp. 729-754). Netherlands: Springer.
Tarrant, M. & Jordan, N. (2006) Social identity and young people’s attitudes towards health. Psychology and Health, 21: 151-151.
2006-2007 - Research assitsant for Prof Adrian North, Department of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK. ‘Musical Preference and Taste Survey’ Article here.
2003 Research assistant for Dr. Alex Lamont, Department of Psychology, Keele University, UK. ‘Toddlers Musical Worlds’ from the British Broadcasting Corporation: ‘Child of Our Times’.
2002 Research assistant for Prof Fergus Craik Department of Psychology, Craik Memory Lab, University of Toronto, CAN. Human memory and attention across the adult life span.
Jordan, N.D. (2008). ‘Singers: Identity and Practice Behaviour’. 2nd European Conference on Developmental Psychology of Music, Roehampton University. London.
Jordan, N.D. (2006). ‘Singers’ Identity, Attitude and Behavioural Intentions’. Music, Mind and Medicine Symposium at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
Jordan, N.D. (2006). ‘The Social Psychology of Quitting Music’. The Reflective Conservatoire: Apprentices and Sorcerers?, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.