Mid-Week Intermission Staff Edition: Jordan Price

Travel the world with Jordan Price, Long Center’s Membership Manager! In today’s Mid-Week Intermission, he shares what curiosity and a love for community building has sparked in his own life, plus how the Long Center’s Membership program can help you find that spark of curiosity, too.

MEET OUR NEW MEMBERSHIP MANAGER
Jordan, a white man with short hair and beard, on a sled surrounded by snow.
Pleased to meet you!
I’m Jordan.

I have a thing for stringed instruments born of circumstance; music evoking a deep sense of place. I express curiosity through relentless questioning and intermittent travel. It brought me to Nkhatabay for Gasper Nali’s babatoni, Cheikh Ahmàdu Bamba’s Sufi Islam Brotherhood for kora, and Thabana Ntlenyana’s lesiba.

Twenty years ago, I studied history and art history — two subjects which rarely translate to gainful employment outside of academia. When a professor mentioned her groundbreaking research in Hellenistic Tarquinia handled mirror iconography, I smiled, nodded, and silently acknowledged it was time I find a new career path. Through frequent travel and extended trips in Greece, Lesotho, and Malawi, I discovered a love for building communities curious about humanity and an insatiable desire to move beyond the habitual.

Jordan as a young boy in a greenspace comically large beard made of moss

Prior to arriving at the Long Center, I held membership-building roles on Galveston Island and with Austin’s Audubon chapter. Birders have “spark birds,” the gateway critter which tickles your heart, providing the perfect introduction to avifauna.

Is there a corresponding term for music? Robert Johnson was my “spark artist,” igniting a lifelong passion for Delta blues. I need a better term for this, though — please send me your recommendations.

FIND YOUR "SPARK ART" AT THE LONG CENTER

We’ve developed the Long Center’s Membership program to intentionally create community; by always providing priority access to our fantastic lineup, and occasional free tickets — complemented by our book club, Member’s Lounge, and thought-provoking experiences to reflect a diversity of perspectives.

Members on Dell Hall stage looking out into the house in low light
Austinites exploring the arts from new angles and behind-the-scenes tours. Photo by Catriona Long
a group of members dancing at The Drop-In, an outdoor concert, at night with stage and city lights
Members celebrating the vibrancy of Austin's culture at The Drop-In. Photo by Brynn Osborn

Become a Member by Friday at noon, and I’ll enter you in a giveaway for 4 FREE Box Seats to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Delusions of Space Enthusiasts” on January 18, 2022. Thanks for reading!

— Jordan

KEEP IN TOUCH

At the Long Center, we’ve always got a new partnership or something cool we know you’ll want to check out! Find and follow us @longcenter on your social media platform of choice, and we’ll see you real soon.

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