FOUNDER OF A CAPPELLA UNIVERSITY
Dennis Gephart is in his sixteenth year as Director of Choral Activities and department head at Port Washington High School, where he directs four curricular, and three extracurricular choral groups. During his time in Port Washington, his choirs have been honored to perform for a wide range of audiences. His groups have performed for audiences in New York City at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Lincoln Center, to the Basilica San Marco in Venice Italy. In 2015, the Port Washington High School's contemporary a cappella ensemble Limited Edition was honored to be featured at the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association State Convention. In addition, the group has advanced to the International Championship of High School A Cappella Finals in New York City six times and placing as one of the top three groups in the nation three times and winning the National Championship in 2010.
Dennis has been the WCDA State Honors Vocal Jazz Assistant director from 2007-2011, and served as assistant director for the Wisconsin Vocal Jazz institute from 2010-2015. In addition, he has also served as the WCDA State Men’s Choir Repertoire and standards chair from 2012-2016 and is an active clinician for groups around the nation.