Dennis Hendrickson '77
Music Teaching Artist - Choral/Voice
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Dennis P. Hendrickson is a full time staff member of Des Moines Metro Opera Company based in Indianola, Iowa serving as Box Office Manager, Education Direction and additionally helps with the OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe, Auxiliary Chorus and children’s opera choruses as the need arises. He also has a private voice studio of students from the Metro area as well as Simpson College. Previously, Dennis was a high school choral music director for 25 years. He received his B.M.E. from Simpson College, Indianola, IA, in 1977, and his M.S. in Music Education from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, in 1988. Ensembles under his direction have been large choirs, show choirs, small ensembles, musicals and solo preparation. Dennis has served as a District Advisory Group member of the Iowa High School Music Association and on the executive board of the Iowa Choral Directors Association. He organized and chaired the 1993 Summer Convention and Symposium of that organization. Dennis also served as guest conductor for the “9th Grade Opus Honor Choir” in the fall of 1999 for ICDA in Ames, Iowa. He has adjudicated competitions and festivals inIowa,Nebraska,Alabama,Missouri and Kansas.