Jordan Hollady is a sophomore mechanical engineering student at the University of Maryland. When she is not in classes or studying, Hollady can be found playing the violin as a way to relax from her heavy workload.
Hollady tunes her violin before she begins practicing. Hollady began playing violin when she was in fourth grade and has continued playing in college.
Hollady admits that she does not have as much time to practice as she did back in middle school and high school. She still tries to find time to practice when she's not working or participating in her engineering sorority's events.
On campus, Hollady doesn't have time to participate in any organized orchestras or ensembles, but she does play in a string quartet called "Serendipitous Strings" with three other women. The quartet has performed at events around campus, including ceremonies for the Honors' College.
Hollady plays a song that she has been practicing with her quartet. While Hollady does not envision making music her future profession, she hopes that she can continue to play as she gets older and busier.