Arlene Biebesheimer received the Bachelor of Music from The University of North Texas, the Master of Music from the University of Wisconsin, and the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina. She began her professional career with the Florentine Opera of Milwaukee, after having won the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in the Wisconsin District. After singing professionally in the Chicago area for several years and teaching at Northeastern Illinois University, Dr. Biebesheimer moved to Germany, where for seven years she was a leading soprano with the Passau Opera, singing over 25 major roles.
In 1992, Dr. Biebesheimer moved to South Carolina with her family, where she was heard in concert, recital and opera performances in Charleston, Columbia, Clinton, Union, and Greenwood, South Carolina, as well as in Clarksville, Tennessee and Amarillo, Texas. While in South Carolina, she earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina, and served on the faculties of Presbyterian College, the University of South Carolina at Union and Lander University. From 1993 through 1999, she was Director of Music at the Broad Street United Methodist Church in Clinton, South Carolina.
Since moving to Arkansas in 2000, she has taught at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro and in the Pocahontas and Nettleton school districts. For the past ten summers, Dr. Biebesheimer has served as a faculty member with two international programs in Austria, the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz. Since moving to Conway, in 2008, Dr. Biebesheimer taught for one year as choral/vocal faculty member at ASU Beebe. She currently teaches part-time at University of Central Arkansas, Blackbird Academy of Arts, and Arkansas Tech University.
She is married to Jerry Biebesheimer, who is the Director of Public Appearances at the University of Central Arkansas. Their son, Michael is a mechanical engineer, who lives and works in northwest Arkansas.