• 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

2/19
Faculty Recital: Doug Warner, trombone & Michael Carver, bass trombone
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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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