Hello!  My name is Denise Perry, and I am the Choir Director at Brookings High School and the Mickelson Middle School in Brookings, SD.  I am originally from Madison, SD.  I was raised in a very musical family, so music has been an important part of my life as long as I can remember.

In 1988 I came to Brookings to attend South Dakota State University (hence the 'Blue and Gold' background!)  After a few changes, I finally decided to major in Music Education.  I graduated in 1993 with my degree. 

I taught elementary general music in Brookings for 13 years.  I enjoyed working with the students and sharing my love of music with them. 

Now I am theBHS Choir director, and I direct the 4 girls groups at MMS, as well.  I remember that choir was always the highlight of my school day, and hope students will look forward to our time together.

My husband, Joel, and I have been married for 21 years.  We have two busy boys - Justin  and Micah - who keep us hopping. 

I am very thankful to live in Brookings, and look forward to many more years of making music here.

SDSU Music Department