Peter Dennee

  • Coordinator of Music; Director of the African Studies Program; Professor of Music
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    Johnson Arts Center 131

    Peter Dennee ’86 joined the Carthage faculty in 2005 and is the coordinator of Music Education and director of the African Studies Program. He is a Fulbright Scholar having taught and completed field study research in and around Arusha, Tanzania in 2021. Along with conducting the Carthage Treble Choir and Carthage Chorale, Prof. Dennee teaches a variety of music courses including music education, conducting and rehearsal techniques, and music of sub-Saharan Africa. 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, Prof. 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 Prof. 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, and Tanzania. Prof. 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.

    Prof. 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, arranger, 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)