• Lenena Brezna
    Lenena Brezna,
    Assistant Professor of Voice

    B.F.A., University of Mississippi
    M.F.A., Louisiana State University
    D.M.A., University of Memphis
    Email: lbrezna@leeuniversity.edu

    Lenena Brezna is a native of Booneville, Mississippi. She received a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from the University of Mississippi, her master's degree in vocal performance from Louisiana State University, and obtained her doctorate in vocal performance from the University of Memphis. In 1993, she was honored to represent her state in the Miss America pageant. She received a Bert Parks non-finalist talent scholarship and was an overall talent winner. She has been described as a "prodigious talent, with insightful musicality and sparkling high notes.

    Brezna has performed with numerous operas and symphonies, including Amici Opera, Natchez Opera, Pensacola Opera, Mississippi Symphony, Corinth Symphony, Atlanta Symphony and Mexico City Symphony. She recently performed the role of Bianca Germont in the world premiere of "Silent Partners" by John Peterson. She has portrayed the operatic characters of Musetta, Donna Anna, Gilda, Violetta, Adele, and Queen of the Night. In 2007, she was awarded the Charlie Reicker Memorial Scholarship to further her career in opera, and, in 2000, she was honored to be a national semi-finalist for the McCalister awards in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has also received the Audience Choice Award and Encouragement Award from regional MET auditions.

    Dr. Brezna and her husband of 19 years have two children, Zadie and Zachary.

Music Events Calendar

2/19
Faculty Recital: Doug Warner, trombone & Michael Carver, bass trombone
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Doug Warner, trombone & Michael Carver, bass trombone
2/20
Sr. recital, Caroline Hamby & Anna Marie Brendel
Begins at 6:00 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Sr. recital, Caroline Hamby & Anna Marie Brendel
This event is free, non-ticked, and open to the public.
2/20
Wind Ensemble Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Wind Ensemble Concert
2/21
Faculty Recital - ChoEun Lee & Josh Holritz
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital - ChoEun Lee & Josh Holritz
2/22
Performing Arts Series: Jacqueline Culpepper, soprano
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Squires Recital Hall
Performing Arts Series: Jacqueline Culpepper, soprano
Jacqueln Culpepper, soprano, has performed more than 85 roles in opera, oratorio, and solo concert tours. "She sings the lights out." (Charlotte Observer)

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