Meet the musicians

Jordan Brokken

Principal

Jordan Brokken is the Principal Bassoonist of the Charleston Symphony. As an orchestral player, he has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Bernardino Symphony as guest principal bassoon, as well as with the Los Angeles Ballet, Houston Ballet and Fort Worth Symphony, and has recorded various film and television scores.

As a chamber musician, Mr. Brokken is a founding member of the Monarch Chamber Players, a group formed during the pandemic that has safely produced and performed over 150 socially distant concerts since October 2020. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Colburn Conservatory, where he studied with Richard Beene. His other major teacher was Whitney Crockett. He has been a fellow at the Aspen and Tanglewood summer music festivals.