Julie Penner

Professor of Music penner



Office: Mabel Wood Hall 355
Phone: 423.236.2914
Email: jpenner@southern.edu


B.Mus., University of Idaho
M.Mus., Eastman School of Music
D.A., University of Northern Colorado

Vocal Pedagogy
Singer's Diction I & II
Music in Western Culture
Vocal Performance




Julie Penner was shaped by music from her early years, having grown up in a family of singers that includes four brothers and a sister.

Dr. Penner received a bachelor’s degree in vocal education from the University of Idaho. Her master’s degree in vocal performance and literature was obtained from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where she studied with John Maloy. She earned her doctorate in vocal performance and pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, where she studied with Lesley Manring.

Dr. Penner has performed extensively as a soloist, with appearances throughout the world, including Israel, Jordan, Greece, Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Romania, Canada, and the United States.  She has served on the faculty of Southern Adventist University's School of Music since 1993. Her passion for music and her joy in sharing it with others are readily apparent both in the classroom and on stage.