Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM) — the professional music college under the aegis of MARG Ltd, located in Chennai is all set to welcome Jordan Rudess as a guest faculty for its Fall 2012 programme which will commence on August 22, 2012. Jordan will be visiting SAM in mid-October as a guest faculty to share his experience and expertise with the Fall 2012 batch students of the institution.
Confirming Jordan Rudess’ visit, Prasanna, President, Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM), says “Jordan Rudess is coming down to Chennai for a week as a guest faculty for the Fall 2012 batch students at SAM. Jordan is a globally renowned key-boardist and pianist in the popularband, Dream Theater. It is a dream for the youngsters who are aspiring to be key-board players and pianists to train under Jordan which is precisely why we chose him as a guest faculty for our programme.
At SAM we assemble a rotating faculty of some of the brightest and most diverse musical minds from around the world, put them all together and create a challenging and rewarding environment. Jordan Rudess is excited to be teaching at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music and he will be in SAM in the mid of October 2012.”
Jordan Rudess is best known as the key-boardist and member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater and the progressive rock super group, Liquid Tension Experiment.
Rudess has been the full-time keyboardist in Dream Theater since the recording of 1999’s Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. He has recorded six other studio albums with the group: 2002s Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, 2003’s Train of Thought, 2005’s Octavarium, 2007’sSystematic Chaos, 2009’s Black Clouds & Silver Linings and 2011’s A Dramatic Turn of Events. In addition, he has appeared on the live albums,Live Scenes From New York, Live at Budokan, Score and Chaos in Motion.