TOPEKA (WIBW) -- Jordan Savage is the Overall Winner and the Winds/Percussion Division Winner of the 2016 Youth Talent Auditions. Jordan will perform the Concerto in E flat major for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, Op 109, by Alexander Glazunov.
Jordan is also a finalist for the 2016 Kansas City Symphony Young Artist Competition. He was first chair in MMEA All District Wind Ensemble, first chair in the UMKC Midwest Honor Band 2016, first chair in John Phillip Sousa Honor Band, and has consistently earned the top score in District and State Solos and Ensembles festivals every year.
He was a guest soloist in 2015 for the Kansas City Youth Symphony, under the direction of Steve Davis. He has performed as a member of the Interlochen Wind Symphony since 2014 and was in the Honors Quartet in 2016. Jordan has played with the Metropolitan Youth Jazz Orchestra since 2013.
He is currently a sophomore at Rockhurst High School where he maintains a 4.3 GPA.
In his spare time, Jordan is a voracious reader, enjoys writing, computer programming, scuba diving, snowboarding, and studying Chinese.