Korff School’s Redd places 2nd at World Music Competition
calendar icon06 Jul 2020
Lincoln, Neb.--Jordan Redd, a doctoral horn student in the Glenn Korff School of Music, won 2ndplace in his category at the 27thannual World Music Competition.
“I couldn’t be more proud of Jordan,” said Professor of Horn and Assistant Director of the Glenn Korff School of Music Alan Mattingly. “He continues to excel in all aspects of horn performance, and his placement in this competition further demonstrates that he will be a leader in the next generation of performers and teachers in the horn world. Jordan is a remarkable individual and an outstanding representative of the Husker Horn Studio.”
Since 1992, the World Music Competition (https://go.unl.edu/mgj3) offers the artistic promotion and financial support for musicians who are willing to expand their musical career.
“This competition is an online competition and is pretty unique to others that I have competed in,” Redd said. “There are awards handed out at the national level and international level for each discipline. My discipline was brass, so I was competing against brass players from America, as well as across the world. The jury was made up of several top vocalists, instrumentalists, and conductors from across the world, some of which have conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra and played with the Vienna Philharmonic.”
Redd was the national winner in his discipline and the second prize winner at the international level.
Originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Redd received his undergraduate degree from Southeast Missouri State University, where he studied with Husker alumnus Nicholas Kenney. He received his Master of Music from Nebraska in 2018 before pursuing his DMA.
Redd won the Nebraska state round of the MTNA Young Artist Competition two years in a row and was a National Finalist in 2018. In 2019 he was awarded first prize in the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition.
Redd has performed with orchestras including the Paducah Symphony Orchestra (KY), the Jackson Symphony Orchestra (TN), the Omaha Symphony (NE), and was a soloist with the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour in Sioux City, Iowa. In the summer of 2017 Redd performed at Festival Suoni d’Abruzzo in Guardiagrele, Italy and in 2017 and 2018 he served as Principal Horn of the FOOSA Philharmonia, which included performances in Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.