Jordan Swett serves as one of the Conservatory’s Classical Vocal Instructors.
As Mezzo-soprano, recently completed her Master’s in Music at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was a member of the Maryland Opera Studio. She studies under the tutelage of world-renowned mezzo-soprano, Delores Ziegler. She just returned from a formative summer at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she studied with esteemed soprano, Carol Vaness. While in Aspen, she covered the role of Petra in “A Little Night Music,” and Marcellina in “Le nozze di Figaro.” She also peformed in the yearly gala, and in a few private concerts.
Jordan was also selected for a chamber music recital at the Harris Hall as a soloist, which was a featured highlight of the summer. Previous to her summer, she was selected as the Alto soloist for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, where she made her company debut with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Swett completed a successful run of performances as the Third Lady and Third Knabe in the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar’s production of “Die Zauberflöte” in the August 2018. Ms. Swett has also recently made her role and program debut as Mercédès in the Washington Opera Society’s June production of “Carmen.” She was seen in roles during her graduate studies that include Mère Marie in “Dialogues des Carmélites,” in the spring of 2018, as Sesto in the Maryland Opera Studio’s fall 2017 production of “La Clemenza di Tito,” and in the ensemble and covering roles with the Maryland Opera Studio’s spring 2017 season. She was also a featured soloist in various scenes in the Maryland Opera Studio’s Scenes performance. She premiered the role of The Weaver in the world premiere of “The Young King,” a new work commissioned and written for herself and her classmates in the Maryland Opera Studio. She has premiered many original compositions.
Ms. Swett was honored to attend the Chautauqua Voice Institute for the Summer 2017. She has also spent two summers in Arezzo, Italy, where she attended the Oberlin in Italy summer program for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, studying and performing roles such as Ottavia in “L’incoronazione di Poppea,” Arsamene in “Serse,” and Paride in “Paride ed Elena.”
While completing her Bachelors in Music at the University of Connecticut, she had the opportunity to be in the choruses of the UConn Opera Theater’s productions of “Die Zauberflöte,” “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” and “L’elisir d’amore.” She covered the roles of L’enfant in “L’enfant et les sortilèges,” Hansel in “Hansel and Gretel,” and Prince Orlofsky in “Die Fledermaus.” Ms. Swett performed the roles of Mrs. Jaffett in “Noye’s Fludde,” The Squirrel in “L’enfant et les sortilèges,” The Sandman in “Hansel and Gretel,” and Sally in “Die Fledermaus” while her tenure with the UConn Opera Theater.
In addition to her love of performing opera, she danced for fifteen years and is highly trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, and modern dance. She loves to read in her downtime. She also is passionate about forensic science, as she studied it while completing her undergraduate studies in addition to her musical studies.