At the age of nine, Jordan Rudess entered the prestigious Juilliard School of Music for classical piano training. By nineteen, he began to include the rapidly developing world of synthesizers in his recordings and performances. Today, Jordan is a recording artist, composer, producer and performer. After meeting John Pettruci he was featured on the Liquid Tension Experiment albums and later joined Pettruci in the band Dream Theater. He has released over six albums with Dream Theatre becoming one of the worlds premier rock keyboardists. In 2010, Rudess composed "Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra," his first classical composition.