Rachel Jordan received both her Bachelor of Music and her Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland where she studied with Berl Senofsky. She performed as a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans for 12 years. She is currently a Professor of Violin at Jackson State University. Ms. Jordan is also a member of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston, Texas and the Carter Quartet at Loyola University in New Orleans. She has served as adjunct faculty at Xavier University, Southern University, and Dillard University in New Orleans. While at Dillard University, Ms. Jordan started the Jesse Dent Recital series, which features African American Musicians performing classical music. She also produces an annual fully staged Jazz concert with strings, entitled “Stephanie with Strings” and has been a featured performer in numerous solo recitals, most notable the Kennedy Center, the Mozart Festival in Salzburg, Austria, the Music Center of Houston, the Mozart Festival in Washington, D.C. Ms Jordan performed, “The Lark Ascending” with Jackson State University Orchestra for the Congressional Black Caucus Inaugural Ceremony of President Barack Obama.