Rob is Founder/Music Director of the Columbia County Orchestra Association (CCOA) in Evans, Georgia. He is also the conductor of the Columbia County Civic Orchestra (CCCO) and Columbia County Youth Orchestra (CCYO).
Rob has been active professionally in church music, conducting, and music teaching since 1974. He has studied conducting under Robert Burton, Donald Portnoy, and Florin Totan. Rob’s first private music instruction was through his father, Clarence Nordan, Jr.
His other private trumpet instructors have included: Mike Brescia, Homer Phillips (Navy Band), Doug Phillips (Navy Band), Emerson Head (University of Maryland), Chuck Gallagher (University of Maryland), and Willie Hammett (Valdosta State University). He received his Bachelor of Music in 1978, and his Master of Music in 1982.
When not conducting, Rob enjoys the company of his beautiful and musically talented wife, Elizabeth, and spending time with their extended family. He has resided in the Augusta, Georgia, area since 1996.