Jory Noble began her violin studies at the Peabody Conservatory at age 7. She received her bachelors degree in violin performance from Indiana University. As a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, her Novello Quartet studied intensively with the Fine Arts Quartet. She played professionally with the Opera Orchestra of New York and the Virginia Opera before winning the audition to join the full time Winnipeg Symphony. After 3 years of not being able to figure out why a city was built in a place that was so cold (“They’ll never find us here?”) she moved south to Milwaukee, where she had a tenured position as the assistant concertmaster with the Milwaukee Ballet for 19 years and freelanced extensively. Jory served as assistant concertmaster of the Green Bay Symphony and taught at Lawrence University’s Arts Academy. When Jory moved to Chicago, she played in the many freelance orchestras including the Chicago Sinfonietta, Lake Forest Symphony (assistant concertmaster), Elgin Symphony, Joffrey Ballet, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Symphony of the Shores, and was an extra with the Chicago Lyric Opera and the Chicago Symphony. Now living in Seattle, Jory substitutes with the PNB, plays in the Auburn Symphony, teaches Music Together classes for young children, performs with the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra and (her personal favorite) is a member of the COHO quartet.