"The audience not only enjoy a beautiful concert, but also storytelling... The experience is original, rich, and striking."  

- Frank Mosselman, Cultuurbrigade


"... a depth to her that manifests in her own performances... ability to connect with her audience in that same, almost spiritual way..." - Guardian TT


"...on the classical stage the performances were of a particularly high level. Here especially that of Nicole Jordan (Trinidad/Canada) which raised eyerows..." - Party Mania


" a musical painting or a painting set to music..." Written in Music



Nicole holds the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Music Performance Studies from Sheffield University. She has a Master of Music Psychology from Keele University, and an honours undergraduate Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Acadia University.  A “singer-scholar”, Nicole has a passionate interest in the psyche of the performing artist and how group identiy informs behaviour. She has researched extensively and spoken at many conferences on the topic of musical identity. In 2012 – 2013 she was a Visiting Artist in Voice at the University of Trinidad & Tobago, Academy for the Performing Arts. Since 2014, Nicole has been an Artistic Research Coach in the Masters classical music and Arts Therapies programa at the Codarts Conservatory in Rotterdam, where she makes her home.


Nicole has recorded and sung as a soloist with many international ensembles, such as Conerto Copenhagen, The Harp Consort, Doelen Ensemble, Ensemble Windstreken, Alchemy Ensemble, and her new experimental group, the Dr. Jordan Project. Nicole is known for her excellence, energy, and easy connection with her audiences. In March 2014 she made her debut with the Royal Danish Opera in the role of the Strawberry Woman in Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. She also has a love of choral music, where her singing career began, and is often invited to sing as a soloist with choirs in her motherland, Canada.



PhD, Music Performance Studies | University of Sheffield, UK

Musical group identification and musical behaviour.


Master, Music Psychology | Keele University, UK

Meditation as a tool for relaxation prior to performance for undergaraduate musicians.


Bachelor of Music | Acadia University, CAN

Vocal Performance. Honours degeree.





Porgy & Bess - Gershwin | Royal Danish Opera

Strawberry Woman | John Doyle


Dido and Aeneas - Purcell | Concerto Copenhagen

2nd Woman & 1st Witch | Andrew Lawrence-King


Various  | Alchemy Ensemble

Soloist | Nicole Jordan


Various  | Windstreken Ensemble

Soloist | Pieter de Mast


Various  | The Harp Consort 

Soloist | Andrew Lawrence-King





Davidson, J.W. & Jordan, N.D. (2006). ‘Private Teaching, Private Learning’: An exploration of music instrument learning in the private studio, the junior and senior conservatories. In L. Bressler (Ed.), Handbook of Research in Arts Education (pp. 729-754). Netherlands: Springer.


Tarrant, M. & Jordan, N. (2006) Social identity and young people’s attitudes towards health. Psychology and Health, 21: 151-151.


2006-2007 - Research assitsant for Prof Adrian North, Department of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK. ‘Musical Preference and Taste Survey’ Article here.


2003 Research assistant for Dr. Alex Lamont, Department of Psychology, Keele University, UK. ‘Toddlers Musical Worlds’ from the British Broadcasting Corporation: ‘Child of Our Times’.


2002  Research assistant for Prof Fergus Craik Department of Psychology, Craik Memory Lab, University of Toronto, CAN. Human memory and attention across the adult life span.​


Jordan, N.D. (2009). Presentation: ‘Singers and Pianists: Identity and Practice Behaviour’. 2nd International Conference: The Changing Face of Music Education, Tallinn University, Estonia.


Jordan, N.D. (2008). ‘Singers: Identity and Practice Behaviour’. 2nd European Conference on Developmental Psychology of Music, Roehampton University. London.


Jordan, N.D. (2006). ‘Singers’ Identity, Attitude and Behavioural Intentions’. Music, Mind and Medicine Symposium at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.


Jordan, N.D. (2006). ‘The Social Psychology of Quitting Music’. The Reflective Conservatoire: Apprentices and Sorcerers?, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.