Full Name
Peter Dennee
Job Title
Professor of Music
Carthage College Music Department
Speaker Bio
Peter Dennee is professor of music, coordinator of music education, and chair of the African studies minor at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Along with conducting the Carthage Treble Choir and Chorale, Dr. Dennee teaches courses in music education, global music, African music and arts, and courses within the Carthage Honors Program. Dr. Dennee was a Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania in 2020-2021 where he taught at Tumaini University Makumira and completed a research project on the music of the Chagga, Maasai, and Meru. 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 College in 2005, 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 direction have performed at state, regional, and divisional conferences, and on tours throughout the Midwest, nationally, and internationally in Central Europe, China, and Tanzania. Dr. Dennee earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from Arizona State University, a Masters of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Carthage College. Professor Dennee has traveled with Carthage students to Africa nine times. The majority of these trips have been to Namibia where, among other things, students complete a service-learning project at the Oonte Centre for Orphans and Vulnerable Children. Dr. Dennee has worked with the children’s choir at the Centre and produced a CD of the choir, For We Are: Songs of Light, Love, and Hope, used as a funding source for operations at the Centre. He is active as a composer, clinician, guest teacher and conductor.