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Dr. Jenna Tucker

Dr. Jenna Tucker


Dr. Jenna Tucker, soprano

BM, Ouachita Baptist University
MM, Louisiana State University
DM, Louisiana State University

Jenna Tucker is a native of El Dorado, Arkansas, and holds degrees from Louisiana State University (D.M.A. and M.M.) and Ouachita Baptist University (B.M.).

As a performer, Dr. Tucker is especially passionate about the performance of art song, and enjoys the opportunity for musical nuance and the relationship between singer and pianist that the genre affords. In summer 2009, she participated in the Asolo Song Festival and Institute of Song Interpretation where she had the opportunity to study and perform a wide variety of song literature, and to participate in a master class by renowned conductor Elisabetta Maschio. She is equally at home on the opera stage, and has performed a number of leading roles in opera at OBU, LSU, and Opera in the Ozarks. Some of her role credits include Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Constance in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Amy March in Little Women, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, and Baby Doe in The Ballad of Baby Doe.

Some of her recent professional credits include solo performances with the South Arkansas Symphony and the Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra in performances of Vaughan Williams’ Hodie and Haydn’s Little Organ Mass, and numerous solo recitals in south Arkansas and north Louisiana. Some of her honors include Grand Prize Winner at the Monroe Symphony League’s Emerging Artist Competition, Semi-Finalist in both the Orpheus Competition and Shreveport Opera’s Singer of the Year Competition; and two-time National Semi-Finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards (NATSAA) in 2006 and 2008.



 “The undergraduate education in music that I received from Henderson has changed my life by opening doors for me both educationally and professionally. It prepared me for success by giving me the tools necessary to be a successful music educator. My BME achieved at Henderson afforded me opportunities for success in graduate and post graduate studies as well as professional advancement in addition to allowing my family and me the employment and thus financial security that is so precarious today without such educational opportunities. I am grateful to Henderson State University.”

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Kevin TaylorBachelor of Music - Education (Instrumental), 1982
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