Personnel & Contact Info
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.
Kristen Skovan is the Director of Bands for 4th and 5th grade in the Millbrook Central School District.
Kristen received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Crane School of Music where she studied with Anna Hendrickson. While at Crane, she performed at Carnegie Hall with the Crane Chorus under the direction of maestro Duain Wolfe.
Kristen was awarded a full scholarship to UMass Amherst and received her Master of Music with distinction. Kristen was the first student to be awarded a graduate certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy, and was a winner of the 2019 UMass Concerto Competition.
Kristen has studied exclusively with oboists of the Tabuteau method and enjoys teaching all ages using the Tabuteau System. Kristen has previously taught 7th through 12th grade band and chorus and undergraduate post-tonal music theory. Her favorite experience by far has been teaching here at Millbrook!