Born in Houston, Texas, Kendall Nicole Isadore is a Vocalist, Violinist, Pianist, Songwriter and Instructor. A recent graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, music has always been Kendall’s passion. She has been playing the violin, singing, and playing the piano since she was 8 years old.
Though classically trained in all three disciplines, Kendall’s niche is playing jazz, gospel, contemporary, R&B and hip-hop on violin. She has performed all over the country and at a variety of venues including the National Women’s Legislature Induction (San Diego, CA), the National NAACP ACT-SO Competition Awards Ceremony at the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Delta Sigma Theta’s Founder’s Day Centennial Weekend (Washington, DC), the Potter’s House Church (Dallas, TX – Bishop T.D. Jakes, Pastor), the AOL Design Summit at the Mellon Auditorium (Washington, DC), and Cramton Auditorium (Washington, DC) just to name a few. She has performed with artists such as R&B legend Roberta Flack, American Idol winner and recording artist Fantasia, jazz saxophonist Mike Phillips, classical vocalist Josh Groban, gospel artists Kim Burrell, Tye Tribbet and Kurt Carr, and gospel/inspirational harpist Jeff Majors. Last year Kendall, alongside Howard University, welcomed Minister Louis Farrakhan back to HBCU campuses where she sang the Black National Anthem preceding his address. Currently, she sings with the Harlem Gospel Choir at the Howard Theatre every Sunday for their gospel brunch and was featured at the Global Freedom Festival during the Martin Luther King 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Kendall is a past member of the National Council of Negro Women (Howard Section), a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club as well as Rosa’s Doll House, a non-profit organization that promotes self-esteem in young girls while encouraging them to pursue post-secondary education. It was through her tenure as Miss Howard University and Ms. HBCU that Kendall realized her life’s mission and purpose: to make a difference in the lives of everyone she encounters.
Kendall gives God all honor and praise for the work He is doing in her life through teaching and through music. She realizes that nothing is possible without God and nothing is impossible with God. She lives by her family motto “Keep trying, never give up, until you succeed.”