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Cellist Jennifer Jordan imbues her work with poise, cultivation, and compassion. Especially interested in leveraging the arts to generate greater social equity, Jennifer embraces an integrated, interpersonal approach as both a musician, and in her administrative roles for non-profit organizations. 

Jennifer’s extensive concertizing includes solo and chamber music performances coast to coast across the United States in renowned venues such as National Sawdust (NYC) as part of NextFest, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Eugene’s Beall Hall (OR), and Bloomington’s Ford Hall (IN). A passionate and sought-after orchestral player, Jennifer is Assistant Principal Cellist of the Newport Symphony and a member of the Eugene Concert Orchestra, and previously held positions as principal cellist with the Miami Music Festival, performing at the New World Center with the Miami Opera Orchestra, and as a member of the Evansville Philharmonic. She also performs regularly with the Eugene Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players, Vancouver Symphony, and Yakima Symphony. With a highly skilled and adaptive playing style, Jennifer enjoys exploring new music, and works to promote equity and inclusion in the arts by programming works less frequently performed in the classical canon. Jennifer holds degrees from Indiana University, Boston Conservatory, and the University of Oregon, where she graduated as the “Outstanding Undergraduate in Strings.”


Committed to improving communication channels for mission-driven organizations, Jennifer is the Development & Communications Coordinator for ALS Northwest. She additionally volunteers as the Website Coordinator for PROTESTRA, a non-profit orchestra that bridges the divide between advocacy and classical music, and previously served as Content Manager for Aligned Artistry, Oregon’s premier arts PR and strategy agency. Throughout this work, Jennifer expands the impact of organizations

Jennifer poses with her cello in a fancy, raspberry-colored dress

through compelling brand refinement and public interface, while prioritizing projects that address issues of social justice. Especially skilled in content strategy, design, and asset creation for websites, eblasts, and social media, Jennifer is energized by online brand coherence. Her growth mindset, perceptive thinking, and discerning taste are assets that inform both her strategic work and performance. 

A skilled chamber musician, Jennifer plays cello with a piano quintet. She's also a talented symphony musician.
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