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Aaron Tenney is a member of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and is a former member of the Saginaw Bay, West Shore and Jackson Symphonies. Tenney received his Bachelors of Music Education and Masters in Music Performance from Michigan State University. He studied double bass with Tom Erickson, Jack Budrow and Lawrence Hurst and also received instruction from Gary Karr and Edgar Meyer. His primary conducting instructors and mentors were Leon Gregorian, John Varineau and Dr. Raphael Jim̩nez. Tenney's students can be found in youth and professional orchestras in the United States, Western Europe and Asia. Tenney and his wife, Wendy Tenney, founded and direct the Lowell Fusion Rock Orchestra which recognitions include an $85,000 grant from the State Farm Advocacy Council to promote music education in America. Tenney's ensembles have performed as featured orchestra at the Michigan Music Conference, the Michigan State Capital, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. Tenney's other recognitions include: finalist for Michigan's ASTA orchestra Teacher of the Year, MSBOA District 10 Orchestra Director of the year and finalist for the state MSBOA Orchestra Director of the Year. Tenney is currently Professor of Music Education and Bass at Cornerstone University and Director of Music and Arts at NorthPointe Christian Schools, Grand Rapids MI.
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B.M., Music Education - Michigan State University
M.M., Double Bass Performance - Michigan State University