Dennis Jewett Director of Music

Dennis Jewett is a Professor Emeritus of Music at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky. He was educated at Carson-Newman College, Southwestern Seminary, and the University of Minnesota. Prior to his time at KWC, Dennis taught at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC, where he was a voice and music education instructor.

Mr. Jewett comes from a career in public school music having taught at Plymouth Middle School and Armstrong High School in Plymouth, MN, Eagan High School in Eagan, MN, and most recently at Central Cabarrus High School in Concord, NC where he also served as Chair of the Fine Arts Department, His choral groups have performed at state MENC conventions, Minnesota ACDA convention, the North Central ACDA Convention, Minnesota Governor’s Mansion, the White House, Washington National Cathedral, and Carnegie Hall. His choruses have consistently earned superior ratings at State Contests.

As a church musician, he has served as Minister of Music at First Baptist Churches in Dandridge, TN, Fort Valley, GA, Arlington, TX, and Shreveport, LA. In Minnesota, he served for 16 years as Director of Music at the Good Samaritan United Methodist Church in Edina. He recently served for 3 years as Director of Music at the First UCC Church in Salisbury, NC.

Dennis has two sons, Wade and Mason, who are married and live in Fort Worth, Texas.