Brenda Lang

Brenda J. Lang

Professor of Music & Worship

Choral and Vocal music 

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Brenda was born in Okinawa to missionary parents. When her parents left the mission field, they continued ministries in Missouri and Northwest Indiana. As a teenager she loved singing but never thought about it as a life-long career. Through God’s direction in her life, she has had opportunities as a performer, music minister, and teacher. While a student at Lincoln Christian University, she pursued two degrees, music and counseling. After graduating with those degrees, she continued her education at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she was awarded a full-tuition scholarship and was mentored by her voice teacher, Virginia Pyle. The doors opened for her to perform professionally in opera and concert settings. She won an opportunity to study at Chautauqua School of Music where she won the vocal competition and traveled with the Chautauqua Orchestra as their guest soloist throughout the Northeast and Pennsylvania.

 But God wasn’t done with her yet. He opened doors for her to teach voice on a part-time basis in both private and university settings, preparing her for what would be a calling to teach at CCU. Brenda began teaching at CCU in 1987. Her love for the students motivates her each and every day. While at CCU, she received a full-tuition scholarship to Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Mary Henderson-Stucky, and pursued her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice Performance and a cognate in choral conducting.

Brenda’s passion is seeing her student’s grow in their walk with the Lord and as musicians. She strives every day to challenge them to pursue excellence in their music. Brenda is married to the preaching minister of the Western Hills Church of Christ, where they serve together.

EDUCATION

  • Course work finished toward Doctorate of Musical Arts —Vocal Performance, with a cognate in Choral Conducting. University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music
  • Masters of Music—Vocal Performance. University of Missouri—Columbia
  • Bachelor of Arts—Church Music—Vocal Performance. Lincoln Christian University
  • Bachelor of Arts—Christian Education—Family Life Counseling. Lincoln Christian University
  • Additional Study at Chautauqua School of Music – Chautauqua, NY

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Professor of Music—Cincinnati Christian University—since 1987
  • Music Minister—Lincoln Christian Church—1985-87
  • Adjunct voice instructor—Lincoln Christian University—1984 – 86
  • University of Missouri—Columbia—Graduate Assistant in Voice—1982-84
  • Private Voice Studio—since 1981

 

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCES

  • Opera Roles:  Adele – Die Fledermaus; Gilda – Rigoletto; Gretel – Hansel and Gretel; Yum Yum – Mikado; Susanna – The Marriage of Figaro; Nannetta – Falstaff; Baby Doe – The Ballad of Baby Doe
  • Oratorio:   Haydn – Mass in D minor  (Nelson Mass); Carl Orff – Carmina Burana; Poulenc – Gloria; Mozart – Missa Brevis; Handel – Messiah
  • Various Solo Recitals and Concerts throughout the Midwest, Florida, Northeast

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Delta Aleph Tau Honor Society
  • Association of Christian College Music Educators (treasurer 1990 – 2011)

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 2003 Inducted into Delta Aleph Tau Honor Society
  • 1999 Teacher of the Year – Cincinnati Christian University
  • 1985 Performers Certificate Winner—University of Missouri—Columbia
  • Winner of the Vocal Competition and Guest soloist with the Chautauqua School of Music Orchestra
  • Honorable Mention – Metropolitan Opera Regional Audition
  • Winner – National Association of Teachers and Singers (NATS)
  • Runner-Up – MTNA Collegiate Artists Competition
  • Member of Delta Epsilon Chi and Gamma Alpha Chi Honor Societies

 

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Concert Choir (MUEN 210)
  • Fundamentals of Written Theory (MUTH 020)
  • Music Theory I (MUTH 110)
  • Vocal Pedagogy (MUED 250v)
  • Vocal Literature (MUHI 313)
  • Advanced Conducting (MUCO 350)
  • Vocal Techniques (MUAP 110v)
  • Private Voice Lessons
  • Vocal Studio (MUAP 100v)
  • Vocal Diction (MUAP 111v)

 

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