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About the Author
Dennis was raised mostly in small towns in western Nebraska and Wyoming off Highway 20. He began playing the violin in elementary school and writing imaginatively while in junior high. Coming out of high school he had fully funded college scholarship offers in both journalism and music, ultimately choosing the music career path -but never dropping his pen throughout his life. In 1968, after completing three degrees in both violin and viola, Dennis was drafted into the United States Army and sent to Vietnam. There he spent half of his year directing howitzer fire while protecting a Special Forces patrol base on the Cambodian border. He endured being the target of daily enemy fire, the loss of close comrades, and being wounded by shrapnel on three separate occasions.
Upon release from his service, Dennis moved to Tucson, Arizona where he currently resides with his Tucson Junior Strings partner and wife, Anna. In their service to Tucson Junior Strings they have turned their pet project into a nationally recognized music education program that has been praised by some of the highest level musicians in the United States. In addition he has held principal chair positions in the Tucson Symphony, Arizona Opera Orchestra and Tucson Pops Orchestra. He also was a founding member of a professional piano quartet that toured internationally. Dennis also wields a baton and has been a guest conductor and clinician for high school honor orchestras and college festivals across the United States.