Gordon Jones is a music educationalist, composer and World Music practitioner. 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 the current Musical Director of Gamelan Lipi Awan - Texas State University's Balinese gamelan ensemble.
In addition to teaching in the School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State, Gordon taught Summer workshops for Austin Chamber Music Center and Austin Lyric Opera for many years.