BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal Arts awarded Jordan Markham with a student professional development grant to attend the College Music Society Southern Conference at the University of Central Florida in Orlando from Feb. 28 to March 2.
Markham has been active throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland as an actor, director, and keyboardist. He is currently the Director of Music Ministries and Organist at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and the Artistic Director of The Central Pennsylvania Women’s Chorus.
Markham will perform in Orlando at the Composer’s Concert with Charisse Baldoria, Ph.D., an international prizewinning pianist, pedagogue, scholar, and professor at Bloomsburg University. The collaborative performance will feature Baldoria on piano and Markham singing four songs from Baldoria’s song cycle titled “Alchemy,” a musical setting of poems by Denise Levertov, inspired by the magic of the natural world.
“Jordan is one of our very best performers and musicians here at BU,” Baldoria says. Currently a voice major at Bloomsburg University, Markham began his studies at The Peabody Conservatory. He is a classically-trained baritone, having studied under Grammy-winning baritone William Sharp, soprano Susan Solomon Beckley, and Dr. Alan Baker, and piano with Baldoria.
Throughout the past decade, Markham has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and at Carnegie Hall, The Boston Symphony Hall, and The Jackie Gleason Theatre. He was a professional chorister at The Washington National Cathedral, a member and soloist of The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, and a chorister and soloist with The Handel Choir of Baltimore.