Marcus Denton is the chair of the choral and vocal music department of Chandler-Gilbert  Community College, where he has initiated and developed the choral, vocal, music theater and music humanities programs since 1991. He has been with the Maricopa Community College District since 1984 where he served previously on the music faculty of Mesa Community College.  Mr. Denton is a sought-after vocal coach, teacher and performer in Arizona.  He is also well-known to Arizona audiences as both concert and stage performer, where he has sung numerous major opera roles with A.S.U. Lyric Opera Theater, as well as oratorio solo roles with Phoenix Symphony, ASU and UofA Combined Choruses and Symphonies, Israel Chamber Orchestra (Tel Aviv Festival), the Utah Symphony and Bach Choir, Oklahoma University Early Music Ensemble, and others.  He has performed in Europe and Israel as well as in other parts of the U.S.A.

 Mr. Denton has adjudicated and been a clinician for numerous regional high school festivals (choral and jazz), as well as and music theater competitions and workshops.  He has musically directed well over 100 music theater productions in the Phoenix metropolitan area with MCC Opera Theater, CGCC Performing Arts, Mesa Musical Theater, Southwest Shakespeare Company, and Gilbert Fine Arts.  He holds a B.A. in Education from Arizona State University, a M.M. in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University.  He is a member of Arizona Music Educator’s Association and Music Educators’ National Conference, and is a past president of the Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  He was also the founding conductor of the Phoenix Children's Chorus, and the Mesa Youth Choir.

Mr. Denton’s father, Floyd C. Denton, was the founding conductor of the Mesa Symphony (then known as the Sun Valley Symphony) from 1958-1968.  As Music Coordinator of the Mesa Public Schools, he established the roots of one of the strongest orchestra and band programs in the United States.

Marcus Denton, Director

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Concert Choir

2017 - 2018 Schedule

Stars of Tomorrow

November 4, 2017

Mesa Arts Center - 7:30 PM

Holiday Concert

December 9, 2017

Mesa Arts Center - 7:30 PM

Orchestral Opera Favorites

February 17, 2018

Mesa Arts Center - 7:30 PM

Peter & the Wolf

February 26 & 27, 2018

Mesa Arts Center

Movie Music Madness

March 24, 2018

Mesa Arts Center - 7:30 PM