Welcome

Director of Music and Organist at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Memphis, TN.

Some Examples of my compositions and performances.

Click here for the audio of our “Letters and Music” program commemorating The Martyrs of Memphis (or see below)

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Letters and Music Program

Program presented at St. Marys Episcopal Cathedral

Audio and concert program   September 8, 2017

Publications

Publications by Wayne Leupold Editions

 

BIO

Curriculum Vitae

Dennis Janzer is a composer and organist and Director of Music at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Memphis, TN where he also oversees an active concert series. His many published compositions are regularly used in concert and worship services throughout the world. Newly commissioned works and other original compositions are featured in premiere performances on a regular basis.

PERFORMANCES: Dennis has performed on numerous concerts sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, churches and universities. He performed at the Organ Historical Society’s 40th Annual National Convention playing original compositions. His organ music and arrangements are included in numerous teaching volumes, and are used at the American Guild of Organists’ “Pipe Organ Encounters,” an organists’ out-reach program held annually throughout the US.

HONORS and AWARDS: A recipient of annual ASCAP awards, (American Society of Composers), his many published organ, choral, and instrumental compositions are performed at churches and concert venues. Symphonic compositions have won awards and been commissioned and performed by the Milwaukee and Waukesha Symphony Orchestras. His composition Duologue for trumpet and organ won the First Place Award of the International Trumpet Guild’s Composition Contest. A commissioned brass and organ composition, La Fete Triomphale , was premiered with the Milwaukee Symphony at the rededication of the Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee, WI. (Both available from LEUPOLD ED.)
His first organ concerto was premiered with the symphony from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee under the direction of Margery Deutsch: 
Music of our Sphere, where Dennis taught from 1990-2000. Dr. Janzer was adjunct faculty for the University of Miami and Florida International University.

EDUCATION

Doctor of Musical Arts – Composition, University of Miami
Master of Music – Theory and Composition, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Music Theory and Composition, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Master of Science – Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science – Biology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin