Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Chenoa enrolled in Suzuki violin at age 3. She has since achieved B.M and M.M degrees in Violin Performance and is a highly sought-after educator, guest lecturer, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion facilitator for various music organizations and college campuses. Her online courses: Introduction to Black Classical Composers and Musicians and Black Classical Musicians: The Journey Onward highlight the contributions and achievements of classical music composers of African descent. Her article “Black Representation in Classical Music Matters” was featured in the Summer 2020 edition of the American Suzuki Journal.
She is a member of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and mother of two beautiful children, Victoria, and Jonathan. Her podcast, “Black, White & In Color,” is on platforms such as Apple, iTunes, Spotify and Anchor.