Employee Profile

Joel Denton, MM

Instructor of Music Education
School of Music
Prior to joining Lee’s School of Music, Joel L. Denton served as Director of Bands at Ooltewah High School for 37 years. In 2015, Denton was awarded the John Phillip Sousa Foundation Legion of Honor for his contributions to band. The Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts has thrice honored him. He is an elected member of the East Tennessee Band and Orchestra Association Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Bandmasters Hall of Fame. He currently serves as the Tennessee State Chair for the National Band Association and is a past president of the East Tennessee Band and Orchestra Association and the Tennessee Bandmasters Association. Denton presents professional development sessions across the nation and also works with band programs and other organizations on developing leadership and teambuilding skills.

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