Rita M. Evans Orchestra, Wind, Brass, & Percussion Coach
Mr. Dunnenberger was raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania and began studying piano at age seven and percussion at age ten. He received his undergraduate degree in music education from the Pennsylvania State University and his master’s degree in music education from Florida International University in Miami, where he taught music in the public schools. He has been teaching instrumental music at Walker Upper Elementary School since moving to Charlottesville in 1988. He directs two award winning ensembles: the Walker Sixth Grade Concert Band and the Walker Jazz Band, the latter of which he founded in 2001. Mr. Dunnenberger also maintains a studio of private piano students. He was the recipient of the Piedmont Council of the Arts Outstanding Educator Award in 2002.