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    Peter Dennee
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Peter Dennee

Associate Professor of Music

A. F. Siebert Chapel Office

  • Biography
  • Education
  • Courses

Peter Dennee ’86 joined the Carthage faculty in 2005. Along with conducting the Carthage Women’s Ensemble and Carthage Chorale, Dr. Dennee teaches music education, conducting, and global music courses, as well as courses within the Carthage Honors Program. He is associate editor of the 2016 choral textbook series Voices in Concert jointly published by McGraw-Hill and Hal Leonard.

Prior to his appointment at Carthage, Dr. Dennee held positions as assistant professor of music at West Virginia University and Susquehanna University, and visiting assistant professorships at the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Michigan. He taught music at elementary and secondary levels in Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Tempe, Arizona.

Choirs under Dr. Dennee’s leadership have performed at state, regional, and divisional conferences and on tours throughout the region, nationally, and internationally in Central Europe and China. Dr. Dennee earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University, a Master of Music degree from The Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Arts from Carthage College.

Dr. Dennee has worked with the children’s choir at the Oonte Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Ondangwa, Namibia since 2010, and has produced the Oonte Choir’s CD For We Are: Songs of Light, Love, and Hope as a source of fundraising for the orphan center. He is active as a composer, clinician, and guest conductor.

 

  • D.M.A. — choral music, Arizona State University
  • M.M. — music education, Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A. — music education, Carthage College (1986)
  • MUS 0030 Lincoln Chamber Singers
  • MUS 0040 Small Vocal Ensembles
  • MUS 0240 Carthage Women’s Ensemble
  • MUS 1150 Exploring Music
  • MUS 2180 Basic Conducting
  • MUS 3130 Choral Literature
  • MUS 4220 Vocal Music Methods
  • Peter Dennee
    Peter Dennee
    SnoStudios Photography

Peter Dennee

Peter Dennee ’86 joined the Carthage faculty in 2005. Along with conducting the Carthage Women’s Ensemble and Carthage Chorale, Dr. Dennee teaches music education, conducting, and global music courses, as well as courses within the Carthage Honors Program. He is associate editor of the 2016 choral textbook series Voices in Concert jointly published by McGraw-Hill and Hal Leonard.

Prior to his appointment at Carthage, Dr. Dennee held positions as assistant professor of music at West Virginia University and Susquehanna University, and visiting assistant professorships at the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Michigan. He taught music at elementary and secondary levels in Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Tempe, Arizona.

Choirs under Dr. Dennee’s leadership have performed at state, regional, and divisional conferences and on tours throughout the region, nationally, and internationally in Central Europe and China. Dr. Dennee earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University, a Master of Music degree from The Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Arts from Carthage College.

Dr. Dennee has worked with the children’s choir at the Oonte Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Ondangwa, Namibia since 2010, and has produced the Oonte Choir’s CD For We Are: Songs of Light, Love, and Hope as a source of fundraising for the orphan center. He is active as a composer, clinician, and guest conductor.

 

Brief Bio

Peter Dennee ’86 joined the Carthage faculty in 2005. Along with conducting the Carthage Women’s Ensemble and Carthage Chorale, Dr. Dennee teaches music education, conducting, and global music courses, as well as courses within the Carthage Honors Program. He is associate editor of the 2016 choral textbook series Voices in Concert jointly published by McGraw-Hill and Hal Leonard.

Title

Associate Professor of Music

Email Address

pdennee@carthage.edu

Phone Number

262-551-2159

Office Location

A. F. Siebert Chapel Office

Education

  • D.M.A. — choral music, Arizona State University
  • M.M. — music education, Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A. — music education, Carthage College (1986)

Courses

  • MUS 0030 Lincoln Chamber Singers
  • MUS 0040 Small Vocal Ensembles
  • MUS 0240 Carthage Women’s Ensemble
  • MUS 1150 Exploring Music
  • MUS 2180 Basic Conducting
  • MUS 3130 Choral Literature
  • MUS 4220 Vocal Music Methods
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