• Irina Polyakova
    Piano Instructor

    B.A., B.S., M.M., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    Email: ipolyakova@leeuniversity.edu

    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

2/24
Opera Production: Suor Angelica & What Men Live By
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Dixon Center
Opera Production: Suor Angelica & What Men Live By
This year Lee Opera Theater will be presenting two one-act operas – Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Bohuslav Martinu’s What Men Live By. James Daniel Frost, co-director James Frost II. co-director...
2/25
Jr. Recital: Danielle Lipe, voice & Kristi Edwards, violin
Begins at 6:00 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Jr. Recital: Danielle Lipe, voice & Kristi Edwards, violin
2/25
Sr. Recital Qingye Li, violin
Begins at 8:00 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Sr. Recital Qingye Li, violin
2/26
Faculty Recital: Cahill Smith, piano & Heather Smith, cello
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Cahill Smith, piano & Heather Smith, cello
Come join us for an evening of enchanting Russian music with Lee University Piano Faculty Cahill Smith and cellist Heather Smith. Works by Rachmaninoff, Medtner, and Myaskovsky. Pre-concert talk with...
2/27
Symphonic Band Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Symphonic Band Concert
Mark Bailey, conductor

This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.

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