Frances Tenney, alto, earned the bachelor of music degree in vocal performance at Belmont University. At Belmont, she performed the roles of the Third Spirit in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Sylvane in Lehar’s The Merry Widow, the title role in Menotti’s The Medium, and Prince Orlofsky in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus. In between bouts of higher education she studied in Italy, performed in the chorus of Carmen and Madame Butterfly with the Phoenix Opera, served a performing mission in Historical Nauvoo, Illinois, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, joined the Arizona Broadway Theatre production of The Secret Garden as Mrs. Shelley and began to build up her private studio of voice and piano students. Deciding more education would help her in her desire to mold and teach the next generation of performers, she attended ASU in pursuit of a the master of music in vocal performance/pedagogy degree. At ASU, she performed two of her favorite roles to date: Kate Julian in Britten’s Owen Wingrave and the title role in The Drowsy Chaperone. She also sang with the Chamber Singers. She is now teaches voice and piano six days a week and enjoys fostering a love of music and performance in younger musicians.