• Lenena Brezna
    Lenena Brezna,
    Lecturer in Voice

    B. F. A., University of Mississippi
    M. F. A., Louisiana State University

    Lenena Brezna is a native of Booneville, Mississippi. She received a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from the University of Mississippi and obtained her master's degree in vocal performance from Louisiana State University. 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. Brezna recently completed course work for a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Memphis. 

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

Music Events Calendar

8/29
Masterclass: David Dash & Mary Bowden
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Squires Recital Hall
Masterclass: David Dash & Mary Bowden

Husband and wife duo Mary Bowden and David Dash are both experienced orchestral musicians. Bowden is currently principal trumpet of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Artoshphere Festival...

8/31
Performing Arts Series Concert: David Dash & Mary Bowden
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Squires Recital Hall
Performing Arts Series Concert: David Dash & Mary Bowden

Husband and wife duo Mary Bowden and David Dash are both experienced orchestral musicians. Bowden is currently principal trumpet of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Artoshphere Festival...

9/08
New Music Resource Center Display: "Harmony Writer"
Begins at 7:00 PM | Read more

Curtsinger Music Building
New Music Resource Center Display: "Harmony Writer"
“Harmony Writer,” a customized typewriter for musical notation that preceded FINALE by over three decades! We will be having a brief reception to officially present this display that also includes a...
9/15
Presidential Concert: Ilya Yakushev, piano
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Pangle Hall
Presidential Concert: Ilya Yakushev, piano
340 Church Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
9/23
Faculty Chamber Recital
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Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Chamber Recital

Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat, K 493

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25

Featuring: Piano, Cahill Smith Violin, Geoffrey Herd Viola, Deanna Anderson Cello, Heather...

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