Dennis Tobenski

Dennis T.

New York, NY

About Dennis T.

Dennis teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: 2016
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Dennis Tobenski is a composer and vocalist with 12 years of professional experience, and offers lessons in Composition, Classical Voice, and Music Theory.

Dennis has been actively making music since the age of 9, when he first picked up a viola and joined his grade school orchestra. He began singing at the age of 12, and composed his first work at 14. He received two Bachelor of Music degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Theory & Composition from Illinois State University. He received an M.A. in Music from City College of New York, where he studied with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici.

He released his first album in 2016 on the Perfect Enemy label, and is currently working on his second. His blog series "The Composer's Guide to Doing Business" is the top-recommended resource for composers by the Peabody Conservatory Music Entrepreneurship Center, and he hosts the "Music Publishing Podcast", which helps concert musicians to navigate business and career issues.

Education

M.A. Music

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009
College of the City of New York

B.M. Vocal Performance

Sep 2000 - Jun 2004
Illinois State University

B.M. Music Theory & Composition

Sep 2000 - Jun 2004
Illinois State University

Affiliations

American Choral Directors Association

Mar 2013
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Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

American Composers Forum

Sep 2006
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The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Sep 2004
ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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