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Jordan E. Spivack: My Bio

Jordan E. Spivack: 

I, Jordan Elliot Spivack, composer and lyricist, live in Nanuet (Rockland County), NY, where I'm a full time private piano, theory and composition teacher, as well as the Music Coordinator and Accompanist at Rockland Learning Center Montessori School.  Born in Brooklyn, NY, I started piano lessons at 5 years old after my very supportive parents Sophie and Gershon discovered that I had the gift of music composition. From ages 5 to 9 I was a featured solo singer on the radio in Parkersburg, W. Va. with the Sammons Merrymakers.  At 10 years old I studied piano and music theory at Cornell University, where I was privileged to meet the famous composer Aaron Copland and master teacher Nadia Boulanger. While in high school in Cortland, NY, I became a member of the rock band The Creation. After receiving a BM from Ithaca College, I went on to receive my MM in composition, theory and piano from Indiana U.  Since then I've written numerous pop and folk songs (including "The Very Best In Me", with beautiful vocals by Dre Mazzenga)", new age, jazz and classical compositions, and 3 musicals for children, the opera, "A Better Way", with libretto by Joseph P. Lanzone. I am also the composer/lyricist of The Red Ribbon Theme Song, “Hands Across The Universe”, which promotes self-esteem, and has been learned and performed by over 15,000 students K–12 in New York State in the past 15 years. 

In Junior's Cave Online Magazine, Isaac Davis Jr. is quoted as saying: "Jordan E. Spivack is amazing when it comes to composing intelligent classical music that captures the true meaning of beautiful sounds. This composer/lyricist also happens to be an amazing piano player which becomes one of his biggest strengths with his music as the piano selections add a whole new excitement to each of his songs."

I am proud to be the winner of many prestigious songwriting awards, including Best International Jazz Song for "Cascades" in the 2010 Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards, The SILVER Award (2nd Place) for "Toccata" in the 25th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and a Finalist for "Shimmer" in the 11th Annual Great American Song Contest. My original solo instrumental CDs include "Think Lovely Thoughts" (2007), “My Provincetown" (2006), "Shimmer" (release 2011), "World Trade Center Suite", "Symmetry", "Pictures Of Me", and "Red Ribbon Collection".