• Email: ipolyakova@leeuniversity.edu

    Instructor of Piano

    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

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"
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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...

9/26
Presidential Concert: Lee Symphony plays "ABBA" with guest ARRIVAL
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Conn Center
Presidential Concert: Lee Symphony plays "ABBA" with guest ARRIVAL
150 11th Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311 ARRIVAL From Sweden is one of the world's most popular and bestselling ABBA show bands and will be accompanied by the Lee University Symphony Orchestra under...
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