Jenna Nelson began playing violin with a Youth Orchestra and Symphony program in Bremerton, Washington when she was eight years old. She moved to Douglas County when she was 15, and quickly became integrated with the Douglas County Youth Orchestra and Roseburg Chamber Orchestra. Besides performing, she also assisted with teaching and coaching duties within DCYO.
Jenna graduated in 2011 from Umpqua Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in music, and won the Douglas County Young Soloist competition that same year. She has received further training from University of Oregon in Suzuki Pedagogy, and other training workshops. She has been teaching string instruments for nine years, and performs with the Roseburg Chamber Orchestra and at other venues in the area.