- Jordan Clarke -
Jordan trained in composition at the Royal Academy of Music, where he also studied orchestration, arranging and accompaniment. He’s worked internationally as a freelance musical director, composer and accompanist and performs with several leading improv-theatre companies.
Based in London, he’s passionate and prolific in musical theatre (both as a writer and an MD) as well as private tuition, group leadership, concert music, actor-musicianship, musical arranging and orchestration, commercial music, production, and musical improvisation (comedy and theatre). He fully believes in a positive, and collaborative approach to projects (whether professional or community-based) and enjoys working in a huge range of contexts (having worked with large groups of young children and adults of all ages in a huge variety of musical environments).
If you want to get in touch with Jordan, you're in the right place. Just go to 'contact' and drop him a message about anything you might need. He'd be happy to help.
get in touch if you need:
REP SESSIONS AND AUDITION PREP
Jordan has accompanied many auditions across the UK for theatrical and musical productions alike. If you'd like to book some time to work on your material, discuss new material, sort out sheet music and keep up practice before your big audition, then just get in touch! You can use the time for whatever you feel you most want to work on whenever is convenient for you. Jordan teaches from Highgate/Archway in London (NW6) or is available wherever you may need. If you can't make it for a session, feel free to ask for recordings of note-tracks, piano tracks, or even vocal tracks to help your preparation and practise.
Original music compositions
After 6 years training at Chetham's School of Music and The Royal Academy of Music (under Gary Carpenter and Tony Award Winning Orchestrater Chris Austin), Jordan has worked on a variety of commissions for original music in many different styles, and for many different instrumental and vocal ensembles. His bi-lingual musical "Goodbye" was commissioned by Goldsmiths University in 2012. Newcastle University's Theatre Society commissioned new folk music for several of their summer Shakespeare productions. He has composed for children's theatre, music theatre, video games, and is a prolific song-writer (currently working on his first album of songs outside of writing musicals).
ShEET MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS
If you need sheet music for a song but it doesn't exist, or you need any other sort of manuscript creation and editing, then just get in touch. Jordan has created sheet music for lost songs and pieces from jazz, folk, pop, classical, and many musical theatre gems that are impossible to find. He's also transcribed entire collections of songs (and a couple of full musicals) for writers who work by ear, providing them with detailed and crafted sheet music that matches their intentions and hopes for the songs. Just write to ask for examples or new transcriptions to be made.
orchestrations, CHARTS AND arrangements
Jordan has prepared arrangements and orchestrations for choirs, chamber ensembles, function bands, cruise-ship artists, musical theatre showcases, orchestra pits and more. Whether you need a large scale work orchestrated for huge forces, or a quick set of band charts written up for a last minute contract, Jordan will be happy to help out no matter the size of the project or style of music. If you'd like to see any previous work or get in touch about new arrangements for your work, just get in touch!
Jordan has provided backing tracks for a huge variety of artists and theatre groups. Whether it's for use in performance on cruise ships and large theatre venues, to intimate cabaret settings and private rehearsals, Jordan can create a professionally tailored backing track on any scale you might need. He has a collection of tracks made for original songs (either his own writing or other peoples commissions) and many already made for youth theatre groups and amateur theatre companies. Get in touch for anything from piano tracks to fully orchestrated backing tracks and mp3's.