• Lenena Brezna
    Lenena Brezna,
    Assistant Professor of Music

    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

3/23
Jazz Ensemble Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Jazz Ensemble Concert

150 11th Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

The 17-piece jazz ensemble, under the direction of Alan Wyatt, performs traditional stage band music in the style and tradition of Duke Ellington and...

3/24
Sr. Recital: Julian Jant & Renee Crisp, voice
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Sr. Recital: Julian Jant & Renee Crisp, voice

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...

3/24
Graduate Recital: David B. Stoeltzing, flute
Begins at 8:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Graduate Recital: David B. Stoeltzing, flute

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...

3/26
Percussion Ensemble Concert
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Percussion Ensemble Concert
150 11th Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
3/27
Faculty Recital: James Frost, tenor & ChoEun Lee, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: James Frost, tenor & ChoEun Lee, piano

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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