The American soprano and music pedagogue, Gena K. Everitt, studied at Wingfield High School in Jackson, Mississippi. She obtained her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Post graduate study has been with Richard Miller, Oren Brown, Vera Rosza, and Martin Katz.
Gena Everitt has been teaching voice in Jackson for 32 years as an independent teacher. She previously taught on the faculty of Jones County Junior College and at Hinds Community College. Since 2004, she is Adjunct Voice professor at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi..
Gena Everitt has been a frequent recitalist, and soloist in oratorio and opera. She has performed with the Mississippi Opera in the productions of La Traviata, Pirates of Penzance, and W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute.
Gena Everitt is involved with the music ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Jackson as both a soloist and director of ensembles. She and her husband, Jerry, are the parents of two sons. She has recently formed the Exultate Ensemble with Nancy Bateman, cello, Sybil Cheesman, flute, and Connie Wadsworth, piano. The Ensemble has been performing J.S. Bach's Cantata BWV 82, Ich habe genug in the Jackson area.