• B.A., B.S., M.M., University of Tennessee Chattanooga 

    Email: ipolyakova@leeuniversity.edu

    Piano Instructor 

    Irina Polyakova was born in St.Petersburg (Leningrad) Russia. She first went to the Music School for gifted children and then studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov Music School. Her teachers were Sofia Pozdneeva and Natalya Neginskaya.

    After coming to the USA in 1991 she first got her degrees in BA in Piano and BS in Marketing from the UTC . She studied with Earl Miller and Thomas Labe. She also holds Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the same school. She has a long career of teaching in both countries. In Chattanooga, she is a Piano Faculty at Cadek Conservatory of Music where she has a private studio. Her students won numerous awards at CMTA and Cadek competitions. Many of her students became piano majors. She has adjudicated at CMTA, Cadek and NFMC auditions for many years. Irina is a staff accompanist at the UTC. She collaborated with many musicians at Roland Hayes Hall, Cadek Hall and Chattanooga Music Club.

Music Events Calendar

2/26
Opera Production
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Buzz Oates Theater
Opera Production
Communication Arts Building
2/27
Symphony Orchestra Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Symphony Orchestra Concert

Address: 340 Church Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

Symphony Orchestra's spring concert will include performances by the winners of the Lee University Student Concerto Competition....

2/28
Faculty Recital: Chery Brendel, soprano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Chery Brendel, soprano

Lecturer Chery Brendel will present a recital featuring works by Szymanowski, Rorem, Milhaud, and Strauss.

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the...

3/01
Behind the Music of “Tributes” Lecture: Holly Mulcahy & James Stephenson
Begins at 2:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Behind the Music of “Tributes” Lecture: Holly Mulcahy & James Stephenson
American composer James Stephenson and CSO’s concertmaster Holly Mulcahy speak about Stephenson's violin concerto, titled “Tributes.”
3/01
Saxophone Choir Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Saxophone Choir Concert

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

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