Born and raised in Brazil, Ira has been continuously involved in choral music for over twenty years. Irailda has enjoyed teaching voice and choir to high school students and considers it a privilege to be able to contribute to the formation of these young lives. Mrs. 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).