Dorothy Jean Duensing

Title: Professor of Music in Performance and Voice
Company: Wayne State University
Location: Novi, Michigan, United States

Dorothy Jean Duensing, professor of music in performance and voice at Wayne State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music education.

Ms. Duensing initially obtained a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Indiana University in 1984. Shortly thereafter, she continued her education in advanced operatic studies and audition training at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz Austria in 1989 before earning a Master of Music in vocal performance from the University of Michigan in 1990. She subsequently earned a diploma in music ministry from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in 2013 and completed numerous continuing education credits in organ lessons at Madonna University between 2014 and 2018. Throughout the course of her career, she has found notable success as the director of vocal music at Sherman Middle School and the director of middle school vocal music at Richter Intermediate School. Additionally, Ms. Duensing has continued her career with such institutions as the Detroit Opera House, the Academy of the Sacred Heart, the Winans Academy of Performing Arts, Clawson Middle School, Ward Presbyterian Church and University Liggett Schools.

Ms. Duensing holds State of Michigan Professional Teacher Certifications for K-12 Vocal Music and 7-12 Speech as well as the Orff Schulwerk Music Teaching Certifications in Levels 1, 2 and 3. She is renowned for her notable musical theatre engagements with the Toledo Opera Company, Verdi Opera Theatre, Arbor Opera Theatre, the Comic Opera Guild and the Michigan Lyric Opera. Dedicated to her community, she has contributed her talents to the Faith Community Presbyterian Church, Bel Canto Choral Group, the Music Study Club of Detroit and the P.E.O. Sisterhood International Organization. Throughout her career, she has maintained her affiliations with various other organizations, including the Michigan Music Teachers Association, the Music Teachers National Association, the National and Detroit Orff Schulwerk Associations, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Federation of Music Clubs and Sigma Alpha Iota, of which she currently serves as the president of the Detroit Alumni Chapter. For her contributions in the field, she has been presented with a multitude of accolades, including the Iota Epsilon Roses of Dedication and Honor, as well as the Iota Epsilon Sword of Honor from Sigma Alpha Iota, the Patricia Brinton-Becirovic Memorial Scholarship from the American Institute of Musical Studies, the Iota Epsilon Patroness Chapter Scholarship, the Operetta Alumni Scholarship and the Hazel Mueller Memorial Award from the Interlochen Center for the Performing Arts.

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