Dennis Kruse - Senior Choir Director PDF Print

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Dennis A. Kruse is a long time established musician who is active in the Seattle area as a private voice teacher, conductor, singer, and clinician.  Dennis teaches voice performance at studios in Woodinville, Issaquah, and Bellevue College.  He has conducted Methodist, Catholic, Presbyterian, and Lutheran church choirs.

He has been a member as a singer/soloist with the Bellevue Chamber Chorus, the Northwest Chamber Chorus in Seattle, and presently sings and acts as voice coach with the Cascadian Chorale in Bellevue.  Dennis is an adjudicator for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, where he has also served on the Board of Directors.

Dennis holds degrees in voice performance and vocal pedagogy from Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana, and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Dennis and his wife, Brenda, live in Duvall.  They came to Wooden Cross Lutheran Church in 2004 when he accepted the position of Senior Choir Director and Brenda joined the choir as a singer/soloist.  The couple have two grown children who are also accomplished musicians.