Faculty Profile for Gordon Jones

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Gordon Jones
Senior Lecturer — School of Music
MUS 101
phone: (512) 245-7820

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Gordon Jones is a music educationalist, composer and World Music practitioner. He is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University.
A native of the UK, he taught for many years at Dartington College of Arts, Devon, and then Northern College, Aberdeen, Scotland, before moving to Texas in 2001.
Gordon has composed many large-scale music-theatre works and musicals, in addition to choral and instrumental ensemble pieces.
His interest in theatre and dance has led to many collaborations with other artists, over a 40-year period.
His passion for World Music was ignited by being introduced to Balinese Gamelan music in his twenties, and has expanded considerably since then.
Over 25,000 people, mostly schoolchildren, have enjoyed hands-on experience of Balinese gamelan under his tutelage. He is musical director of Texas State's Gamelan Lipi Awan ensemble.

Research Interests

Balinese Gamelan; music education; multi-disciplinary arts collaboration

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Bersama for Balinese Gamelan, Orchestra and Dancers. 2018.
    • Symphony Concert. April 23, 2018 TXST.
  • Balinese Gamelan Workshops and Performance, Aberdeen University, Scotland. Director. November 23, 2017 - December 1, 2017.
  • Gamelan Lipi Awan. November 12, 2017.
    • November 12, 2017 Central Market, North Austin.
  • musical director, Gamelan Lipi Awan. October 21, 2017.
    • TEDx Conference. October 21, 2017 PERF Lobby, TXST.
  • musical director, Gamelan Lipi Awan. April 22, 2017.
    • 72 Degrees Festival. April 22, 2017 City Park, San Marcos.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Friends of Fine Arts & Communication Award for Excellence in Service. 1900

Selected Grants

  • Jones, Gordon. Texas State University, $22000. (Funded: March 22, 2012). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Upper Level Review Committees
Music Department
Art in the Park
Musician Forum
January 2009-December 2018
Public Relations Committee, School of Music
January 1, 2016-December 6, 2018