Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Dunninger is the instrumental music teacher for 6th grade through 12th grade in the Millbrook Central School District. Mr. Dunninger is the director of the 6th grade band, 7th and 8th grade band, the high school band, and the high school jazz ensemble.
Previously Mr. Dunninger was a music teacher on Long Island where he assisted several school districts in their music endeavors.
Mr. Dunninger received his BS in Music Education from Hofstra University, and a Master of Wind Conducting from Hofstra University. Mr. Dunninger has also been a private tutor for the past 8 years, specializing in brass performance and coaching students to several all-county festivals.
Mr. Dunninger performs with community bands and serves as a NYSSMA judge for solo festivals. He also enjoys running the Pit Orchestra for Millbrook High School.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Tucci is a 1988 graduate of the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a 1994 graduate of Central Connecticut State University. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education, with a dual concentration in piano and voice. She also holds a Masters Degree in Music Performance, with a concentration in voice
One of the highlights of Mrs. Tucci's college experience was singing with the Crane Chorus at the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty. She was also chosen as a featured performer at this event. Her master vocal recital included: solos in Russian, Italian, German and French, as well as in English.
Mrs. Tucci is a member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the National Association for Music Education (MENC), and the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). Mrs. Tucci is also a member of the Dutchess County Music Educators Association (DCMEA), and has been selected as All County Chorus Accompanist on numerous occasions. In fact, she will be serving in that capacity again this year.
Over the years, her students have been chosen to participate in Elementary All County, Junior High All County, Area All State and Conference All State. She has also served as Vocal Music Director of several High School musical productions.
Outside of Millbrook, Mrs. Tucci is currently a member of the Arlington Players Advisory Board at Arlington High School, and the Church Organist/Choir Accompanist at Trinity United Methodist Church in LaGrangeville. She has performed roles in numerous Community Theater musicals and vocal solos throughout the Hudson Valley. She has also been a private voice and piano instructor.
Mrs. Tucci started her teaching career in the Poughkeepsie City School District, where she taught for seven years. She has taught in the Millbrook Central School District since October of 1995. Mrs. Tucci is currently teaching Kindergarten-6th Grade General Music and 4/5 Chorus. She also directs two musicals annually; one for second grade and one for the 4/5 Chorus. She also prepares her students for numerous concerts and music events throughout the year.