Education

Dennis is currently a professor at Queens College where he teaches jazz arranging and
is the jazz drum set instructor. He is also available for private online instruction upon request
and has been involved in clinics, residencies and workshops at the following institutions:



Stockholm Academy
Stockholm, Sweden

University of Nevada, Reno
Reno Jazz Festival
Reno, Nevada

Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium
(Royal Academy Of Music)
Aarhus, Denmark

Northeastern State University
Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Fargo North High School
Fargo, North Dakota

Fergus Falls Community College
Fergus Falls, Minnesota

West Point Military Academy,
West Point, New York

Longwood High School Jazz Festival
Port Jefferson, New York

Royersford High School Jazz Festival
Royersford, Pennsylvania

Stony Brook College,
Stony Brook, New York

Hamilton College
Clinton, New York

Purchase College
Rye, New York

Sibelius Academy
Helsinki, Finland

Cuyahoga Community College
Tri-C Jazz Festival,
Cleveland, Ohio

Seattle World Percussion Society
Seattle, Washington

Philadelphia Clef Club
(with The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All Stars)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Oberlin, Ohio

Governors State University
Chicago, Illinois

William Paterson University
Summer Jazz Workshop
Paterson, New Jersey

University of North Florida
Jacksonville, Florida

Elmhurst College,
Elmhurst, Illinois

Hofstra University
Henpstead, New York

Michigan State University
Lansing, Michigan

Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois

Sun Prarie High School
Sun Prarie, Wisconsin

Oswego High School
Oswego, Illinois

Clark Middle School
Anchorage, Alaska

Romig Middle School
Anchorage, Alaska

University of Alaska, Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

The College Of St. Rose
Albany, New York

Southern Utah University
Cedar City, Utah

Poughkeepsie Day School
Poughkeepsie, New York

Stoughton High School
Stoughton, Wisconsin

Dundee Crown High School
Carpentersville, Illinois

Kenwood High School
Chicago, Illinois

Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville, Illinois

Rotterdam Conservatory
Rotterdam, Holland

Shanghai Conservatory
Shanghai, China

Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois

Maastricht Conservatory
Maastricht, Holland


Northern Illinois University
De Kalb, Illinois

North Scott High School
Eldridge, Iowa

Mundelein High School
Mundelein, Illinois

Bayview High School
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

South Shore Cultural Center
Jazz Workshop
Chicago, Illinois

Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Holland

Loyola University
New Orleans, Louisiana

Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Weatherford, Oklahoma

University of Miami, Frost School of Music
Sahuarita Middle School
Tucson, Arizona

Humber College
Toronto, Ontario

University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan

York University
Toronto, Ontario

Mohawk College
Hamilton, Ontario

McGill University
Montreal, Canada

University of New Hampshire, Durham
Durham, New Hampshire

SUNY - Potsdam, Crane School of Music
Potsdam, New York

Penn State University - School of Music
State College, Pennsylvania

Friends Of The Arts - Summer Jazz Workshop
Syosset, New York

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Skidmore College - Summer Jazz Workshop
Saratoga Springs, New York

Musikakademie Rheinsberg
BuJazzo Jazz Workshop
Rheinsberg, Germany

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa

Ithaca College
Ithaca, New York

Birch Creek Music Performance Center
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Cincinnati, Ohio

Eastman School of Music
Rochester, New York

University of Minnesota, Morris
Morris, Minnesota

Niles High School
Niles, Illinois

Badger High School
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School
Calgary, Alberta

West High School
Anchorage, Alaska

Bartlett High School
Anchorage, Alaska

New Trier High School
Winnetka, Illinois

Kingston High School
Kingston, New York

Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

Lisgar Collegiate Institute
Ottawa, Ontario

Virginia Tech School of the Perfoming Arts
Blacksburg, Virginia

Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, Illinois

Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

New Jersey Association of Jazz Educators
Guest Speaker - Annual Convention - 2016
Guest Conductor - N.J. All State H.S. Band - 2019
Newark, New Jersey

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY