LESLEY GENT, Vocal Music and Keyboard Programs
Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Ms. Gent moved to
South Florida in 2007 in order to reunite with her two
sisters and check out the Florida Arts & Culture scene.
She accepted her first public teaching position here at
Beach High in September 2012, and is thrilled to be
sharing her passion, skills, and knowledge via the
Vocal Music and Keyboard programs.
In addition to leading two large choral groups at Beach
High, Ms. Gent currently teaches four sections each of
Keyboard 1 and Keyboard 2. She is also in the process
of creating Beach High's first-ever contemporary show
choir, HARD CHORUS. Ms. Gent brings with her extensive
and diverse experience across several industries, including
classical/theatrical music performance and coaching,
instruction and advisement in higher education, and
When she's not busy teaching, Ms. Gent
is a Singer/Songwriter and currently serves as the
lead vocalist for a local pop/punk/rock band. She has
performed leading roles in local and professional theater,
oratorio, and opera. She has won several awards,
including the YACTA Award for Best Actress In A Musical
(Evita, 2004), and First Place in Adult Musical
Theater for the 2003 NATS Competition at Carnegie Mellon
University. She also performed as a soloist with the Aspen
Music Festival in 1998 (Soprano, Bach Cantata No. 147).
*For a complete performance history, please refer to the Repertoire List page.
Ms. Gent currently resides in South Beach, Miami.