Jordan Kuspa’s music has been praised in the New York Times as “animated and melodically opulent” and “consistently alive and inspired.” His compositions have been performed by ensembles such as the Pittsburgh Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Yale Camerata, 21st Century Consort, Ensemble SurPlus, Quartetto Indaco, Quartet Metadata, loadbang, and Sandbox Percussion, and he has been a composition fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, Atlantic Center for the Arts, June in Buffalo, and MusicX. Kuspa’s music has won honors from ASCAP, the American Composers Orchestra, the Foundation for Modern Music, the Lake George Music Festival, the League of Composers/ISCM, and NACUSA.
Kuspa earned the DMA from the Yale School of Music and also studied at Rice University. From 2012-2017 he served on the faculty of Richland College in Dallas, where he was Lead Composition and Music Theory Instructor, and directed the Richland String Orchestra. Kuspa has also served as Composer-in-Residence with the Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet. He is currently based in Southern California. You can find more about Kuspa’s music at jordankuspa.net.