Denison University’s 178th Commencement took place on Saturday, May 18. Watch the ceremony in its entirety including commencement keynote speaker Jennifer Garner ’94.
Mr. Dixon, composer and multi-instrumentalist in the field of music for dance, he received his Bachelor of Arts in percussion performance from the acclaimed University of North Texas School of Music, focusing on world music, jazz, drumline, and classical genres. He apprenticed under the tutelage of composer/accompanists Claudia Howard Queen at University of North Texas and Keith Fleming at Texas Women’s University.
As a multi-instrumentalist dance musician, Mr. Dixon uses piano, percussion, voice, electronics, and world music instruments to create symphonic soundscapes allowing for a supportive and free environment in which to move.
Mr. Dixon has collaborated with over 30 dance instructors in Dallas/Ft. Worth and abroad including Desmond Richardson and Christina Johnson for the Joffrey Ballet summer intensive. He has also played for the prestigious American Dance Festival since 2016 and composed over 20 original works for dance.
As the Resident Musician in the Department of Dance, Denison University Resident, he currently plays for modern and African classes as well as performing music regionally with various bands.