School of Music
College of Perfoming and Visual Arts
Jordan Ramsey is an award-winning mandolinist and teacher currently residing in the Front Range area of Colorado.
A native of Tennessee, he attended the Bluegrass and Country Music Program at East Tennessee State University and played with the school’s premiere bluegrass ensemble from ’05 until ’07. As a part of the ETSU “Pride Band” (led by former Jim and Jesse banjo player Raymond McLain), he had the opportunity the share the stage with stars like Porter Wagoner, Ralph Stanley, Curley Seckler, Tater Tate, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, and Adam Steffey. A lifelong student of the mandolin, Jordan has studied with mandolin masters David Grisman, Andy Statman, and Jack Tottle. Contest highlights include: 2008 RockyGrass Mandolin Champion and five time top-five finalist in the National Mandolin Championship in Winfield, KS ('11 through '15).
Performance highlights include: Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, RockyGrass, Northwest String Summit, Lancaster Music Festival (UK), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre), Colorado Music Festival Orchestra (Mahler 7), and as a featured soloist with the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra (Vivaldi's Mandolin Concerto).