Jennifer Allor began her piano studies at the age of seven. She made her orchestral debut with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in 2002 and later performed with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra in 2005 as the recipient of the Benjamin Kilgore Gibbs Award. She has studied with many distinguished teachers including Thomas Otten and Daniel Shapiro.
She holds a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she received a CIM Institutional Scholarship. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received the Sydney M. Dowd Scholarship. She has also studied at Brevard Music Festival and the MasterWorks Festival.
An active performer and chamber musician, she regularly performs in the Chicagoland area with her sister, soprano Emily Rebecca Smith. She recently performed with flutist, Jill Burlingame, and is a collaborative pianist at Roosevelt University.
She is a member of Music Teachers National Association and the Illinois State Music Teachers Association. She has taught privately since 2004.