But Why? Any Advantages?

  • Multimedia provides a complex multi-sensory experience in exploring our world through the presentation of information through text, graphics, images, audio, and video, and there is evidence to suggest that a mixture of words and pictures increases the likelihood that people can integrate a large amount of information (Mayer, 2001).
  • Advantages of multimedia design compared to using a single medium might result from the ability to choose among media to present well-structured information (Larkin & Simon, 1987), using more than one representation to improve memory (Penney, 1989), encouraging active processing (Ainsworth, 1999), and presenting more information at once (Sweller, 1999).
  • Barbe and Milone (1981) also wrote that adults are more likely to have mixed modality strengths than children. That's great for us. We can not only enjoy what we're experiencing but learning without having to work at it.
  • According to Dunn and Dunn (1978), only 20-30% of school-age children appear to be auditory learners, 40% are visual learners, and 30-40% are tactile/kinesthetic or visual/tactile learners. Barbe and Milone (1981) stated that for grade school children the most frequent modality strengths are visual (30%) or mixed (30%), followed by auditory (25%), and then by kinesthetic (15%). Barbe and Milone (1981) stated that primary grade children learn better via auditory (verbal) means and are least well developed kinesthetically, however between kindergarten and sixth grade a modality shift occurs and vision becomes the dominant modality and kinesthesia overtakes audition (Barbe & Milone, 1981).

We want people to experience our concerts -- the music, the story, the images, the cinemagraphs in a gratifying and meaningful way. When they leave the concert, they will leave with a much better and deeper understanding of the adventure they just experienced. 

Hosting one of our concerts can or will result in:

  • An entirely new audience, who want a different more relevant concert experience
  • Engaged captivated audiences
  • New people coming to your concerts eventually resulting in new benefactors
  • Audience members "sharing" the concert as they experience it, giving your series immediate publicity on social media


If you would like to talk about the “science” of what we do, why it works, and what it could do for your series, Email me david@promotionmusic.org

To learn more about Bach and Sons - click here

To learn more about From Sea to Shining Sea - click here

To learn more about 
Around the World in 80 Minutes - click here

Back before civilization was recorded, I was teaching what was called speed learning. This technique was applied to the sales and communication field and was quite powerful. It was a little ahead of its time, but it really did work. That speed learning became multimedia learning was even more verification.

A few giant steps ahead in time to today, and you'll find us applying speed learning/multimedia to our dramatic organ concerts. Audiences are enthralled with our organ concerts, and there are actually scientific reasons for that as you can read below.

What many don’t realize is that during our concerts, many applications of learning theories and technical learning devices are being employed. The nice thing is people don’t have to know that. They can simply relax and enjoy the story and the music because multiple learning processes are happening to help them get the most out of our concerts. 

Okay, sounds reasonable. Why would we want to share one of our organ and multimedia concerts with your audience?

  • Our concerts appeal to your complete audience with "Stories to Move you - Music to Thrill you - Visuals to Captivate you"
  • The music and narration provide the story; the visuals are the path on which the story travels.
  • We speak to the auditory person with some of the most stunning music written for the organ and captivating stories
  • We allow the visually oriented person see the background images that help create the story and also see the work the organist does
  • We engage the kinesthetic participant with the rhythm of the music, the pulse and emotion of the story, and the moving animations
  • It is an enriching experience to attend one of our concerts - Bach and Sons, From Sea to Shining Sea or Around the World in 80 Minutes

Past performances

From Sea to Shining Sea

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

Sunday, November 11, 2018
at 4:00 p.m.

Tabor College

Shari Flaming Center for the Arts

HIllsboro KS

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Orgelkids Project

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

10 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

St. Bede Episcopal Church

1609 Elm St, Forest Grove, OR 97116

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Jordan Organ Studio Recital

Saturday, December 8, 2018

1:00 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church

178 NW Evergreen Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

Sunday, January 20, 2019
3:00 p.m.

Southern Oregon University

Recital Hall

450 S. Mountain Avenue
Ashland, Oregon

Sponsored by the

Southern Oregon Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

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Bach and Sons

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist

with

David Jordan,

media artist

Friday, March 29, 2019

7:30 PM

Gold Canyon 

United Methodist Church

The Gold Canyon Arts Council

6640 S Kings Ranch Rd,

Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

at the

Organist Workshop
August 2019
 
Provo, Utah
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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

Sunday, October 13, 2019

3:00 PM

Nelson Hall

at Elim Park

150 Cook Hill RoadCheshire,

CT 06410

 

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

Sunday January 26

and Monday  January 27th, 2020

 

St. Paul's Lutheran Church Feb 9,

and St Mark's Lutheran School Feb 10

12345 Manchester Rd,

St. Louis, MO 63131

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

Sunday Feb 23rd, 2020

7:00 pm

 

St John's Lutheran Church

185 S Center St.
Orange, CA 92866

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

Saturday, April 18, 2020

 

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church

25150 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

Sunday, January 3, 2021

4:00 PM

Evensong Concert Series
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1444 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97302
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St John's Lutheran Church

Orange CA


University Christian Church

Fort Worth Texas


First Presbyterian Church

Saginaw Michigan


Nelson Hall

Cheshire, CT


Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Loveland, OH


Fairlawn Lutheran Church

Fairlawn, OH


St Paul's Lutheran Church

Des Peres MO


Who's on Third

Woodburn, OR


Friendsview

Newberg, OR


First United Methodist Church
Albany, OR 


First Presbyterian Church
New Bern, NC


WORLD PREMIERE
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MINUTES
Wooster United Methodist Church
Wooster, OH


Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church

Pacific City, OR


Mary McDonald Concert Series
First Presbyterian Church
Fort Smith, AR


Zion Lutheran Church
Wausau, WI 


St. Paul Lutheran Church
St. Louis, MO

First Presbyterian Church
Kennewick, WA

First Christian Church
Peoria, IL

Music on Market
Wooster United Methodist Church
Wooster, OH 

The First Baptist Church in America
 Providence, RI


Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

Trinity Lutheran
Lutheran Church
Klein Texas


UPcoming Pro-motion music events

What is it? 

Multimedia may be defined in multiple ways, depending upon one’s perspective. Typical definitions include the following:

  • Multimedia is -- the use of multiple forms of media in a presentation (Schwartz & Beichner, 1999, p. 8).
  • Multimedia is ― information in the form of graphics, audio, video, or movies. A multimedia document contains a media element other than plain text (Greenlaw & Hepp, 1999, p. 44).
  • Multimedia is -- a computer program that includes text along with at least one of the following: audio or sophisticated sound, music, video, photographs, 3-D graphics, animation, or high-resolution graphics (Maddux, Johnson, & Willis, 2001, p. 253).

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There are people, you may be one of them, who want to know the facts about an idea. What are the facts about using something like multimedia as an integral part of an organ concert?

For those of you, or those of you who have people on your committee who want to know the answer to that question,here it is. The following information, though a little academic, should help you understand the science behind what happens "behind the curtain" during one of our organ and multimedia concert experiences.

 We use multimedia in our three dramatic organ concerts because we know it works exceptionally well. It’s more than luck or the weather. Following is some of the science behind what we do.

Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church
Largo Florida

Rodgers Instrument Corporation
Hillsboro, OR

Sundays@3
Church of the Good Samaritan
  and
Oregon Music Teachers Association,
Linn-Benton District
Corvallis, OR      

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Music at St Paul's Concert Series
Des Peres, MO

United Methodist Church
Music on Market Concert Series
Wooster, OH

St. John's Lutheran Church
2013 Region VIII Convention
of the American Guild of Organists
Salem, OR

First United Methodist Church
A Rodeheaver Series Concert
 Warsaw, IN

Manchester University
 North Manchester, IN
A Fine Arts Series Concert
Fort Wayne, IN

St John Lutheran Church
 Fort Wayne Chapter
American Guild of Organists Event

First United Methodist Church
SW Jersey Chapter of the
American Guild of Organists Event
Mooreston, NJ

 St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Omaha, NE

WORLD PREMIER OF THE GERMAN VERSION OF 
BACH AND SONS

Stadpfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul
Inn4tler Sommer Fest Concert
Ried, Austria

St. John's Episcopal Church
An AGO Event
Tulsa, Oklahoma

First Presbyterian Church
An MTNA Concert Event
Newport, Oregon

 Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Church Concert Series
Eureka, California

First United Methodist Church
Fine Arts Series and AGO Event
Camarillo, California

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Evensong Concert Series
Salem, Oregon

Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church
Pacific City Arts Association Concert
Pacific City, Oregon

 BACH AND SONS  WORLD PREMIER
Anchorage, Alaska
First Congregational Church
November 21, 2010
A more complete list of performances can be seen on . 

Bach and Sons

From Sea to Shining Sea


Past performances

The Science of why we use Multimedia in our Organ Concerts  

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