Jordina Howell holds a Bachelor of Music (Hons) from Monash University and a Licentiate in singing.
Jordina enjoyed the position of Principal Soprano at St Johns Church, Toorak from 2006 to 2010. Duties included singing solos, duets and quartets during services. She sings on occasion for the Camberwell Christian Science Church in Melbourne and is a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus. She now sings with Christ Church South Yarra as a Choral Scholar.
Jordina has received commendable results at Eisteddfods around Melbourne including winning the open age recital section of the 2010 South Street Courier Eisteddfod. She was also a finalist for the Music Society of Victoria's Armstead Singing Award.
In March 2011 Jordina will travel to Prague to compete in the Twelfth International Competition for Blind and Partially Sighted Musicians and then on to London to receive tuition from vocal coaches including Baroque Soprano Emma Kirkby.
Recent solo performances have included soprano soloist for Handel's Messiah in Port Fairy (regional Victoria), the beautifully contemplative Trois Lecon de Tenebres for soprano and organ by De Lallande at St Johns Church, Toorak, William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices sung with the St Johns Church Principle soloists in Quartet, and Schubert's Mass in G.
In 2009 Jordina sang Auf Dem Stromm by Schubert amongst works for soprano, piano and horn at the Burrinja Community Centre. She traveled to Sydney as part of a performance at the Sydney Conservatorium: a work entitled "Normality" by Melbourne composer Dindy Vaughan and commissioned by a student from America who was writing a thesis on music written about disability. "Normality" is scored for soprano, flute, violin and piano.
In 2008 she sang at the Jells Park Carols by Candlelight with the Monash Concert band and has enjoyed further solo engagements with the band in 2010.
Jordina performs at a variety of functions including nursing homes and retirement villages, private parties, weddings, funerals and concerts. She sings Irish ballads and light folk songs to her own accompaniment on a piano or guitar as well as well-known classical repertoire with an accompanist.
Jordina currently studies with Suzanne Johnston.