Denise Bassen / Denise Bonnet

…a musician in the community

Whether producing and performing in benefit concerts for the Howland Center in Beacon, the Dutchess Interfaith Council’s CROP WALK, playing comforting hymns or singing an Ave Maria for a funeral service, interaction with the community is a vital role for a musician on an every-day basis.

…a teacher / choir director

As a graduate of the Mannes College of Music, an esteemed conservatory in New York City, I had the good fortune to have rigorous training in theory and techniques of music. Music History, Harmony, Counterpoint, Ear Training, Score Reading, and Analysis (Schenkerian), prepared students to be solid professionals as instrumentalists and conductors.

ConductorThis background continues to inform my performing and teaching to this day – dare I say? — decades later.

Denise Bassen, conductor.  Photo by Michael Polito

Photo by Michael Polito

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