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Dennis Bergevin Principal

Dennis Bergevin

Born In Staten Island, NY
Resides In Grand Rapids, MI

Dennis Bergevin is a native of Upstate New York and earned the chair of Principal Bass of the West Michigan Symphony in May 2018, after performing as part of the double bass section for four seasons. Bergevin has performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Symphoria (previously the Syracuse Symphony), Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra. He has studied double bass with Harry Jacobson, Brett Shurtliffe, and Nicholas Walker. Additional studies and influences include Harold Robinson, Principal Bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eric Larson, bassist in the Houston Symphony, and Ranaan Meyer, bassist for Time for Three, Jordan Frazier, Chris Hamlen, Steve Moran, and Bret Simner.


Bergevin holds a Bachelors in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia, and a Masters of Education from Grand Valley State University in Higher Education Administration. Outside of music, Bergevin is passionate about guiding and supporting student success and growth inside and outside the classroom through his work experience both within the higher education and K-12 educational realms.