Soprano, North America and Europe - Performing Artist
June 2013 - Present
Classically trained vocalist actively performing an array of musical styles including opera, art song, oratorio, spirituals, and musical theatre.
Collaborates with artists in theatrical productions, concerts, and creative events.
Teach's voice and performance techniques to students varied in age and experience.
Shenika John Jordan Voice Studio - Owner, Voice Teacher
June 2015- Present
Guide singers and professional voice users with tools for musical performance and healthy voice practices
Researching effective voice habilitation practices and voice injury causes through certification in Vocology.
African American Choral Ensemble at Indiana University - Road Manager (Graduate Assistant)
August 2021 - Present
Manages performance engagements held both on and off-campus, in collaboration with presenters, ensemble directors, and personnel assigned to engagements.
Leads ensembles warm-ups, assists with repertoire selection, and rehearsal facilitation.
The Lewis Prize for Music, Offsite - Knowledge and Strategy Associate
May 2019 - Present
Leads communication strategies alongside the Public Relations Lead to share resources including program funding, scholarships, and professional development opportunities.
Reports directly to the CEO in coordinating large-scale events such as national convenings, and virtual award celebrations.
Collects data and assesses the interests of our current partner organizations as well as prospective partners to implement successful program initiatives.
The Classical Musicians Network, United States - Co-founder
Hosts international gatherings with musicians, teachers, and administrators in the classical music industry to connects individuals and organizations across generations and culture.
Presents concerts to promote musicians and composers of various backgrounds
Cooking and Opera LLC, United States - Owner
2020 - Present
Collaborate with musicians, chefs, and content creators to promote wellness through music and food.
Produces multi-media content that activates classical music and its multicultural integration featured oninstagram, facebook and youtube
Midori and Friends Music Foundation, New York, NY - Interim Program Coordinator
Managed the Midori Music Program at 20 public schools in New York City.
Collaborated with principals, assistant principals, and appropriate staff to meet the artistic vision of each school program.
Facilitated planning meetings, and worked with the Midori Executive Program Manager to evaluate activities at each running program.
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL - Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Voice
• Operated a voice studio of undergraduate students to teach voice technique and
assist in career preparation.
• Worked directly with Program Director of Music Theatre to accomplish
curriculum initiatives and ensure student productivity.
The Sphinx Organization, Ann Arbor-Detroit, MI and New York, NY - Liaison
2016 - 2018
Collaborated with the special events manager and development team to successfully execute logistics during the Sphinx Virtuosi performance and gala at Carnegie Hall.
Developed and implemented ideas with a cohort of liaisons dedicated to the Sphinx mission of transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.
Indiana University- Jacobs School of Music - Bloomington, IN
Doctor of Music in Music Literature and Performance
Certificate in Vocology
Aug 2021 - May 2026
Florida State University College of Music- Tallahassee, FL
Master of Music in Voice Performance
Sept 2016 - Aug. 2018
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Voice
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance - Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Music- Voice Performance w/ Performing Arts Management Minor
Sept 2012 - May 2016
SELECT SKILLS, AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES
Vice President, Student National Association of Teachers of Singing at Indiana University
Board Member, Adventist Christian Fellowship at Indiana University
Co-Founder, The Classical Musicians Network
Owner of music and wellness blog, Cooking and Opera
Received the NANM Marian Anderson Voice Award (2019), SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge MVP Award in Positivity (2019), SphinxConnect Fellowship (2018 and 2019) and Tallahassee Music Guild Award (2017).