Born and raised in Brazil, Ira Rodrigues has been involved in choral life for over twenty consecutive years. Irailda has enjoyed teaching voice and choir to high school kids and considers it a privilege to be able to add to the formation of young lives. Dr. Rodrigues holds a B.A. in Church Music (emphasis on High School Choir Education) from the Seminário Teológico Batista do Norte do Brasil (Recife, Brazil), a M.A. in Music (Vocal Performance) from Campbellsville University (KY), and a DMA in Vocal Performance from the University of Kentucky (KY).