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J.P. Dennis

Composer

About J.P.

Hello there!  My name is J.P. Dennis (Full name:  John Preston Dennis)  I am a composer and songwriter that lives in Atlanta, Georgia.  I started my musical training when I was a teenager.  I played saxophone in the Rockwood High School Band.  I also took piano lessons and did drum major my senior year in 2006.  The War of Fantasia for Concert Band (2006/2007) was my first published work and has been performed all over the country.  (Not that I am bragging or anything!  Okay, maybe I am a little.)


Some of my most current project includes a rough sketch (10 minute) musical called The Frog Prince.  Selections from that musical were performed on April 29, 2011 and May 1, 2011 at Roane State Community College.


On March 1st of 2013, I premiered a new piece "The Lone Dancer" in Rockwood, TN.  (You can find the video on YouTube!)


Awards:

  • Finalist in the 2006 Central Florida Young Composer Challenge  (The War of Fantasia)  Hosted by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. (Youth Symphony)
  • Scholarship to the 2006 Brevard Music Center summer institute and festival.  (Studying composition under Robert Adridge and Robert Palmer.)
  • John Philip Sousa Band Award
  • Eagle Scout
  • 1st Place - Roane State Community College Academic Festival (2006) for the piano performance of Sonata in C# Minor, Mov. III - "Fury"
  • 2nd Place - Roane State Community College Academic Festival (2006) for the piano performance of Majestuoso.

If you have any questions or comments, please send an e-mail to [email protected] .  Thank you!

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Special Thanks!!

I would like to thank the following people for their support on my music career:


  • Roberta Dennis (A.K.A. Mom ... My #1 Fan)
  • Chris Metcalfe (My high school band director who encouraged me write music for band.)
  • Tina Pemberton (My first piano teacher that encouraged me follow my passion of composing)
  • Glen & Mary Urban (For helping me learn the value of hard work)
  • Greg Danner (My Tennessee Tech composition instructor)
  • Dr. Godes (For helping my piano technique and giving me a push)
  • McCall Bohanan (For helping me shine as a soloist on sax and performing my work)
  • My Family and Friends (For coming to my performances and funding my work)
  • Eric Cromwell (For supporting my career by funding and making my first album Themes for Future Films available to online distributors (iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, etc.) and making it possible to purchase my new Yamaha U1 piano!)
  • For the organizations I have been blessed to play with including RHS Band, Roane State Community College, Tennessee Tech Bands and Choir, Babahatchie Community Band, and currently the Atlanta Freedom Band.