Dennis Turechek, Artist in Residence

Areas of expertise:
Classical Guitar
B.A. Chadron State College

Dennis is an active performer and composer. He has written several compositions for guitar such as “Five Studies for guitar,” “Fugue in C Minor,” “Suite in G# Minor,” “Theme and Variations,” “Ten Tone Tune,” and “Etude for Five Guitars.” He is the founder and past president of the Classical Guitar Society for Upstate New York and has recorded two solo albums “Dennis Turechek Plays Dennis Turechek” and “Nine Views from the Bridge.”

Familiar to many in the area as one third of the jazz improvisation trio From the Bridge, Dennis Turechek is an accomplished classical and jazz guitarist with an extensive solo and ensemble career. In addition to his current position on the staffs of Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta, Dennis has taught music and guitar at the Catskill Conservatory, the Brooklyn Music School, and the Metropolitan Music School. He has performed for the Glimmerglass Opera productions of The Barber of SevilleDon Pasquale, and Falstaff. He has also performed with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra and the Catskill Chamber Players.

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