Abigail Pena joined Concordia's Voice Faculty in the fall of 2015. Prior to Concordia, Abigail served as Adjunct Voice Faculty at New York University where she also received her Masters and Bachelors degrees in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy; her primary teachers include Carolann Page, W. Stephen Smith, and Camille Gifford.
At Concordia Abigail has performed in recital and served as a soloist in Bach's Magnificat, Faure's Requiem, and Mozart's Vespers Solennes de Confessore, K. 339 with the University Choir and Concordia Singers. She has sung with Hawaii Opera Theatre, New Jersey Opera Theater and at the Teatro della Muse (Ancona, Italy). Additionally, she has performed in concert, opera and recital in New York City, San Francisco and Austria. As a clinician, Abigail serves on the panel for the Texas Music Teachers Association All-State Competition.
As a teacher she believes that each voice has its own distinctive beauty. It is only by shedding our emotional and technical masks that we can discover our vocal identity and truly express ourselves to an audience.