Dennis Davenport is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Music at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. He teaches theory and musical theatre history, directs a choir, and serves as a music director for the BFA program in Musical Theatre. Davenport has collaborated with his spouse Sarah Davenport in the creation of two one-act operas, the second of which, First Encounters: Berthe Morisot Meets Edouard Manet (An Opera? A Musical?) was produced by Otterbein Opera Theatre in April 2016. Other original works include scores for Brecht’s Galileo at the University of Michigan, and for Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle at Otterbein. Davenport’s degrees include an A.B. in Music from Princeton University, a M. Mus. in Choral Conducting from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee, and a D.M.A. in Composition from the University of Oregon.

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