Jordan M. Shomper is excited to begin his DMA program in choral conducting in the fall of 2022 with Dr. Elizabeth Schauer. He currently serves as Chancel Choir Director and Coordinator of Music Ministries at St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Tucson. He has been on faculty at Albright College (Reading, PA) and Ursinus College (Collegeville, PA) and has served as an ensemble member and assistant conductor for premiere chamber choir Vox Philia. While at Cocalico Middle School, he taught sections of skill-based general music, music-directed musicals, and led multiple choral ensembles. These ensembles consistently received Superior ratings at Music in the Parks, sang at local community events, and performed at the State Capitol Building.
Mr. Shomper was recognized as the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)-PA’s 2020 Outstanding Young Conductor. He serves ACDA as the Pennsylvania State Treasurer and as a member of the App Development Committee for national and regional conferences. He was featured as a panelist on the 2020 ACDA-PA Zoom Webinar: Teaching Choir Online. An active member of the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), he has led sessions at the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Professional Development Days, hosted the 2019 PMEA Middle School Song Fest, and presented the clinic Developing Your Department Culture at the Eastern Division Conference in 2021. He has written the articles “Meeting in the Middle: Developing a Middle School Music Program” and “The Art of Commissioning.”
Mr. Shomper received his bachelor’s in Music Education from Millersville University, studying with mentors Dr. Mark A. Boyle and Dr. Jeffrey Gemmell, and master’s in Choral Conducting at West Chester University with Dr. David DeVenney.