SCHOLARSHIP & PUBLICATIONS
*Silence Into Light: A Conductor's Guide
By James Jordan & Dan Wells (Forthcoming 2022)
By James Jordan, John Frederic Hudson, Kathy Kessler Price, Kathy Ebling-Shaw, and Dan Wells (2022)
Contributed chapter discussing the science behind equal temperament versus just intonation and Pythagorean intonation as well as practical examples for how to implement this science into the choral rehearsal.
Aligning Music To STEM: Theory and Practice for Middle School Music Teachers
Edited by Frank Abrahams (2020)
Contributed lesson plans integrating music into STEM based curriculum.
The Moral Acoustics of Sound: The Human Resonances of Musicians
By James Jordan (2018)
Contributed chapter concerning the pyscho-acoustic phenomenon of honesty and cognitive dissonance in music making.
Edited Frank Abrahams and Ryan John (2017)
Contributed chapter titled "Body, Mind, Ear: The New Musical Trio" which discusses the connection between these aspects of the musician and its implications for music education.
The Conductor as Prism: The Power of Metaphor in Artistry
By James Jordan (2017)
Contributed the final chapter titled "The Construction of the Prism and the Origin of our Light Source" which analyzes the psychotherapy method IFS and its connections to conducting.