Shenika John Jordan is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and a first-generation American of West Indian descent. Lauded for her captivating presence and warmth, she has been a lead soloist at events including the Sphinx Conference, I.C.Y.O.L.A. Summer Music Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, CA), and Kaprálová Festival (Ann Arbor, MI). In 2019, Shenika performed the world premiere of Azerbaijani works in celebration of İmadeddin Nesimi’s 650th Anniversary. She is also a member of the renowned American Spiritual Ensemble and performed on their 25th Aniversary National Tour in 2020. Her international performance highlights include the Lisbon Summer Music Festival (Portugal), as well as solo work in Paris (France), London (United Kingdom), Toronto (Canada), and Bermuda. Ms. John Jordan is the recipient of awards from the NANM Marian Anderson Competition (2019), George Shirley Voice Competition (2017 and 2016), Tallahassee Music Guild, and Harlem Opera Theatre (2016).
Ms. John Jordan is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Music in Voice with Certification in Vocology at Indiana University. She has a master’s degree in voice performance from Florida State University, where she also served as a graduate instructor in the musical theatre department. She received her BM in Voice Performance w/ Performing Arts Management minor at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
Shenika John Jordan is an arts advocate who seeks to use music as a catalyst for positive change in her surrounding communities! She is the Road Manager at Indiana University's African American Arts Institute where she works with the African American Choral Ensemble directed by Dr. Raymond Wise.
She is also Co-founder of The Classical Musicians Network, an initiative used to connect individuals and organizations who share a love for classical music from around the world.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Shenika turned her passion for cooking into the creative platform, Cooking and Opera, using music and food to bring people together.