Kevin Dewey, M.M.
G. Kevin Dewey, Director of Choirs. B.M., M.M., Wayne State University
In January 1995, G. Kevin Dewey became director of choirs and vocal music instructor at HFC. He holds both a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies and a master’s degree in choral conducting from Wayne State University. During his tenure at the College, he has built the HFC Choral program from two ensembles to as many as seven, while increasing the number of vocal musicians to 150.
Dewey is an accomplished music composer and arranger with a strong background in classical, jazz, and pop music. At the 1998 Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival, he arranged selections that were performed on Channel 62 in Detroit. In 1998, the Henry Ford Big Band and Evergreen Blues performed his arrangements at the Montreux Jazz festivals, both in Detroit and Switzerland. While on sabbatical in 2002, he composed four choral compositions and two original jazz arrangements, which were featured in the 2003 President's Collage Concert. In January 2011, he served as guest conductor of the Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for their special performance “An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein Classics.”
In addition to directing all of the HFC choral and vocal jazz groups, Dewey has served as the music director for the HFC Theatre Department productions of "Sweeney Todd," "Pippin," "The Music Man," "The Wiz," "Oliver," "Tommy," "Grease," and "Hairspray." Dewey is a professional vocal and instrumental performer and is founder of Blue Fusion, Midnight Blue, Renaissance Voices and Vanguard Voices. He leads the ensembles he conducts with vibrancy, enthusiasm, and the joy of performing the world’s great music.