Debra Greschner

Instructor of Voice
Office: Simmons Music Building, Room 209
Phone: 409-880-8078
Email: debra.greschner@lamar.edu

Education

  • Master of Music in Performance, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Saskatchewan
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance, University of Saskatchewan

Debra Greschner, soprano, has appeared as soloist with the Nevada Symphony, Symphony of Southeast Texas, Industrial Carillon, Nevada Opera Theatre, Chamber Music Southwest, Las Vegas Lyric Opera Company, Las Vegas Symphony and with The Las Vegas Music and Dance Ensemble at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Her repertoire includes contemporary works (including three recent world premieres of art song cycles), cabaret (including programs of songs by Gershwin, Porter and Berlin), opera and music theatre (including lead roles in Hansel and Gretel, The Mikado, Patience, and Oklahoma!) and oratorio (including Messiah and Saul). Greschner was an invited performer at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Workshop in San Diego, and the National Opera Association National Convention in Los Angeles, as well as the Artist Series at the Texoma regional NATS conference in 2012. She was recently featured on the Artist Series in November 2015 in Oklahoma City.

Greschner served as coordinator of vocal studies at Lamar for five years. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, and a Master of Music from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Before joining the voice faculty at Lamar, she taught at UNLV, and was a member of the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist in Residence roster. She was one of twelve teachers selected for the fourth annual NATS Internship program.

Since 2001, Greschner has been the book reviewer for the Journal of Singing. She currently serves as past president of the Greater Houston Chapter of NATS, and was president of the Las Vegas NATS Chapter. Greschner has been a member of the Journal of Singing editorial board since 1998, made presentations on song repertoire and pedagogic literature at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and Louisiana Music Educators Association (LMEA) Conferences, and has written book reviews for The Opera Journal. In June 2015, Greschner was an invited lecturer for the NATS Internship Program.

In addition, she is an active adjudicator for NATS, TMEA and University Interscholastic League competitions. In 2014, she served on the judging panel for the inaugural NATS National Student Auditions in Boston. Her students have performed in programs such as the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz and the College Light Opera Company, and have been accepted for graduate studies in both the U.S. and abroad.