Title: CCM Prep Director of Education/Instructor
Office: 3732 Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Amy Dennison is the Associate Director and Director of Education for Preparatory and Community Engagement at CCM. She has been a teaching artist for over 35 years for students of all ages and in a wide variety of settings including public and private schools, community music schools, art museums and colleges. Ms. Dennison is a professional woodwind musician in addition to playing the dulcimer and learning cello in the CCM New Horizons String Orchestra. Ms. Dennison also in the guitar woodwind duo, Cabernet Cabaret, and in the cover band The Twilites. She shares her music in medical settings as part of the Healing Arts Project and Health Rhythms. She has two passions: creating accessible pathways into music for all people and to stimulate curiosity and creativity through creative musicmaking and repurposed instrument making. Amy received her Bachelor’s of Music Education from Eastern Michigan University, a Master of Music from Michigan State University and a Master of Music Education from CCM. She is the co-author of “One Voice – Music and Stories in the Classroom.” In her spare time Amy enjoys baking, biking, swimming, planning parties, hanging with her husband and cats, and her latest project, part of the scrappy ladies team who founded “Scrap It Up,” a repurposed store in Pleasant Ridge.