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- New York City CenterFinance Associate, 2010 - 2013
Born on April 18, 1982, Dennis Tobenski grew up in Kankakee, IL. He received his B. Mus in Vocal Performance and Music Theory & Composition from Illinois State University, and his M.A. in Composition from The City College of New York. He has studeid with composers David Del Tredici, Chester Biscardi, Daron Hagen, Stephen Andrew Taylor, David Feurzeig, and Serra Hwang.
Along with composer Jeff Algera, Dennis founded the Tobenski-Algera Recital Series, a concert series devoted to the presentation of new works by young and emerging composers.
Dennis is also the founder of NewMusicShelf.com, an online digital distributor for self-published composers.
Dennis has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Prairie Center of the Arts, the Ucross Foundation, and the Staunton Music Festival.
Dennis currently resides in New York City.
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