Ms. Teresa Gordon

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Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, Shenandoah Conservatory

Ms. Teresa Gordon

Ms. Gordon is so excited to be back at Rock Ridge H.S. this year teaching Orchestra and Music Theory & History/AP Theory!  Originally from Annapolis, MD, Ms. Gordon has been teaching in public schools across the U.S. since 1996.  She is a graduate of the Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, magna cum laude, and was the proud recipient of the James R. and Mary B. Wilkins Conservatory award. Prior to coming to Rock Ridge, Ms. Gordon has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels in Prince William and Fairfax County Public Schools (VA), Portsmouth City (VA), Washington County (MD), Manatee County (FL) and Clark County School District (Las Vegas); was an adjunct lecturer at Shenandoah University, and taught violin at the esteemed Mercersburg Academy in PA.  Although she was new to Rock Ridge in 2018, Ms. Gordon has been a familiar face in Loudoun County for many years.  From 2002-2009, she taught in the original LCPS After-School Strings Program, conducted the Beginning County Orchestra, and was the Concermaster of the Loudoun Symphony from 2001 until retiring at the end of the 2018-2019 season. 

As an educator, Ms. Gordon has been afforded great opportunities to travel the world as a teacher leader for the People to People Student Ambassador Program, leading delegations to England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia and New Zealand.  In addition to her full-time teaching, Ms. Gordon maintains a very active performance career as a freelance violinist and violist throughout the DMV.   She has performed with many of the region’s top orchestras including the Annapolis, Fairfax, Alexandria, Richmond, and Virginia Symphonies, and is a core member of the Maryland Symphony and Apollo Orchestra.  Ms. Gordon was a founding member and Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra in Shepherdstown, WV and was just appointed the new Principal Viola at the Piedmont Symphony in Warrenton, VA. 

Although classically trained, Ms. Gordon enjoys and plays a wide variety of styles including classical, jazz, rock, pop, Broadway, soul, R&B, Celtic, country, and bluegrass.     In addition to standard classical orchestral repertoire, Ms. Gordon has performed in well over 50 music theatre, ballet, and opera productions including such favorites as: Into the Woods, Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oklahoma!, Don Giovanni, L’Elixir d’Amour, The Nutcracker, and Pulcinella. Throughout her career, Ms.Gordon has also had the great fortune to perform on stage with such incredible and diverse artists as: Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, Rachel Barton Pine, Anne Akeiko Meyers, Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg, Frederica von Stade, Denyce Graves, Christianne Noll, Michael McDonald, Liza Minelli, Natalie Cole, Jennifer Holiday, Roberta Flack, Lou Rawls, Eric Roberson, Kenny Lattimore, Marva King, Rhonda Thomas, N’Dambi, Navasha Daya, Doc Serverinsen, Wynona Judd, Glenn Campbell, Ray Price, Celtic Woman, Nothin’ Fancy, and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.  Ms. Gordon is extremely proud and thankful to have had the opportunity to play fiddle along side RRHS faculty and students in RRPA's recent, amazing production of the Broadway bluegrass musical, "BRIGHT STAR", which was selected to perform at the state and international thespian festivals in Virginia and Nebraska.

Ms. Gordon is thankful to the RRHS students, parents, and staff for helping earn the Commonwealth of Virginia's BLUE RIBBON AWARD for excellence and she looks forward to another fantastic school year!
  • Room: 1819 (map)

    A Day Courses

    Block 1 - 9:15-10:43 INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA (275003-001)

      Announcements:  10:43-10:48

       **Brain Break  10:48-10:58**

    Block 2 -  10:58-12:26 PLAN/GUITAR W/ KUNK

    Block 3 -  A Lunch 12:31-1:01/ 1:01-2:30 BEGINNING ORCHESTRA (275004-001)

    Block 4 -  2:35-4:03 ROCK BLOCK/FLEX

    B Day Courses

    Block 5 -  9:15-10:43 ARTIST ORCHESTRA (275001-001)

      Announcements:  10:43-10:48

       **Brain Break  10:48-10:58**

    Block 6 -  10:58-12:26  Planning

    Block 7 -  A Lunch 12:31-1:01/ 1:01-2:30  ADVANCED ORCHESTRA (275002-001)

    Block 8 -  2:35-4:03  AP THEORY/MUSIC THEORY & HISTORY (262100-001/262000-001)

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