Randy Jordan is in his tenth year as director of The Arlington Master Chorale. His previous appointments have been head Choral Director at Azle High School in Azle, Texas, for seven years, and head Choral Director for Martin High School in Arlington for twenty-three years where he also served as Fine Arts Department Chair. In addition, he has served as Choral Director at Azle Christian Church, St. Matthew United Methodist Church, St. Barnabas United Methodist Church, and Choirmaster at University Christian Church in Fort Worth. Mr. Jordan is also Adjunct professor of Choral Conducting, and Director of University Singers at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Mr. Jordan received his Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Tech University, his Masters Degree in Music Education from North Texas State University (now The University of North Texas) in 1981, and his degree in Music Supervision from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1994. He has studied with Gene Kenny, Frank McKinley, Hal Gibbons, done post-graduate studies with Kenneth Davis, and participated in a two-week conducting master class at the Oregon Bach Festival under Helmut Rilling.
Mr. Jordan’s professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, American Choral Directors Association, and Texas Music Adjudicators Association. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda, Who’s Who of American Teachers, and an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Parent Teachers Association.
Dr. Jane Silvey Andrews, rehearsal and performance accompanist for the Arlington Master Chorale since 1986, is known to chorus members as "Saint Jane". She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana and received her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. Dr. Andrews served as Adjunct Professor of Piano at the Seminary for 19 years and is now Assistant Choir Director at Mansfield High School. She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the American Choral Directors Association.