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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Jordan VanHemert

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Name: Jordan VanHemert
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020 8:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Ravenscroft
Presentation Title: Finding the Individual Voice: Exploring the Role of Composition in Applied Jazz Pedagogy
Type of Presentation: Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
Proposal Duration: 50

Dr. Jordan VanHemert is a Michigan-based saxophonist and composer. VanHemert is an active performer in both the classical and jazz realms. A champion of new music, VanHemert actively commissions and performs works by living composers from underrepresented backgrounds. An active composer himself, Dr. VanHemert's creative work includes fulfilling commissions for chamber groups and jazz ensembles all over the country. 

A committed educator, VanHemert is frequently invited to serve as an adjudicator and clinician for jazz festivals around the country. VanHemert holds degrees from the Central Michigan University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. VanHemert is currently on the faculty of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, teaching Applied Saxophone, Survey of Jazz, and directing the Jazz Arts Collective, Hope College's flagship jazz ensemble. Dr. VanHemert is a Vandoren Artist-Clinician and performs on Vandoren reeds and mouthpieces exclusively.

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