Emily Gail Jordan, daughter of Max and Jan Jordan and granddaughter of Sterling and Carlita Jordan, graduated from Abilene Christian University May 10th, 2008, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a concentration in classical guitar. She excelled in her academic studies, graduating with highest honors and a final GPA of 3.98.
While in school, Emily was involved in various organizations and ensembles. During her freshman year, she marched in the ACU Big Purple Marching Band with the trumpet while playing electric guitar in the ACU Jazz Combo. Later, she joined the Abilene Collegiate Orchestra playing both violin and cello for several years until her senior year, in which she played cello for the ACU Chamber Orchestra. She was also an active member of Abilene Christian University’s Alpha Sigma Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, the international music fraternity for two years. When Emily was a junior, she was the recipient of two faculty nominated scholarships.
Emily plans to continue her academic studies at the University of North Texas in Denton, a highly acclaimed music school and home to the largest music library in the United States. Because of her academic excellence, UNT has offered Emily a $1000 scholarship and a teaching assistantship which will pay for her entire schooling through the musicology department. Her plan is to pursue her masters in both musicology and library science. With these two degrees, she hopes to eventually work as a music librarian for a university and teach music theory and/or music history. Along with her studies, she also plans to take lessons on the lute, a guitar-like instrument from the Renaissance. She is currently living in Denton, Texas and will start school in August of 2008.