Dennise Nichole Dittman, is an American classical-crossover soprano. She was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. Growing up with loving and supportive parents, who are rich with a musical background; Dennise had a love of music right from the start! Singing since the age of 3, dressing up and putting on shows in the backyard, in hand sewn creations by her grandmother, who was also her biggest fan. Dennise spent her childhood singing in church and local festivals for the first 15 years of her life. Quite the home-town celebrity, as she sang at the local county fair and River Days for 12 consecutive years. Serving her community by being a soloist for many charity benefits including, The Open Door Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Champion 100th Anniversary, Ohio Casuality 50th Anniversary, Lights of Love, and many other good causes. Dennise is independently contracted with local funeral homes to lend her voice, in hopes to give families some sense of comfort through song. While also performing at weddings to unite the beloved.
Music is an integral part of her life. Fulfilling the need to spread the gospel to the world. For the glory of the Lord. To use her voice for an instrument for her personal Savior, Jesus Christ.
In her spare time, singing and ministering music at retirement communities has brought her great joy! After serenading the residents, it's always special to Miss Dittman, to visit and share quality time with these beautiful people. To hear their stories and let them know they're not alone. To spread a little sunshine to them even for just a moment fulfills her life. "There is nothing more touching to know that you brightened someone's day, seeing the twinkle in their eye, and reminding them of good memories with a special song. Letting each and every one of them know they are important."
In 1996, she made a debut performance as "The Reverend Mother" in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music." Which has been her favorite musical since childhood. She memorized the entire score at an early age, and has fond memories of riding her bicycle through the neighborhood while singing, "THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC."The neighbors noticed right away that it wasn't your average nursery rhyme and she would grow up to be a singer.
In 2004, She made her debut role as "The Mother"in "Ahmal and The Night Visitors" by Gian Carlo Menotti. Dennise studied the lirico-spinto/dramatic soprano repertoire and has participated in The Metropolitan Opera Auditions in Cincinnati, Ohio, Lexington, Kentucky, and Boston Massachusetts.
While spending the past 16 years pursuing a career in Opera, Dennise has given over 15-20 recitals and opera concerts. She has sung in many languages including, English, Latin, Italian, German, French, and Czech. With a diverse love of music, she enjoys singing opera arias, lieder, hymns, musical theatre, country, gospel, standards, jazz, ballads, as well as popular music!
"Her warm rich soprano voice will envelope you on a musical journey. With high notes that will soar to the heavens and a velvety low register that will give you a peaceful calm."
In 2012, Dennise joined Mansion Entertainment/Pathway records and completed her debut recording and the first single release,"The Power Of His Love" Dennise is currently pursuing her Christian music ministry, and is available to sing at your church, event, charity fundraiser, and/or concerts/recital. She is currently writing and looking for those heartfelt songs that tell stories of faith and devotion. With the desire to share them at concerts and move people to devote their life to Christ.
As an Independent Artist... In May of 2015, Dennise has released a brand new CD "Blessings". With 10 original songs that are carefully handpicked (and pitched) to her by friends and collegues in the Christian/Gospel world.
"My prayer is that I can bless you through these songs of faith and hope, touch your heart, and bring your closer to the feet of Jesus", says Dittman. Dennise, regularly sings in showcases at The Gospel Music Fan Fair, ICGMA's, Faith Fest and networks within many Christian conventions. Dennise loves to meet new people and continue friendships with lifelong fans/colleagues and Christian friends to last a lifetime and looks forward to meeting new fans from across the United States and beyond. "It's always a blessing to meet people with Like mindedness and a similar heart",says Dittman. Dennise’s remains humble and down to earth by donating her time to many worthy causes around the community and by pitching in to give benefit concerts for the homeless and respite centers in urban Cincinnati. Also supporting local food pantries and giving concerts (in lieu of selling tickets, asking for donations) to help those in need. With an open heart she doesn't hesitate to lend a hand any way she can, says one local volunteer at the pantry..."You can tell she is sincere and truly wants to make a difference in lives of others."
Dennise Nichole Dittman, keeps making news with her recent awards in the Gospel Music world. From her “Entertaining Angels Unaware" charting strides, to her singing on convention stages all over the country, Dennise has continued to have an impressive fan-base and it just keeps growing larger.
In 2017, she has been nominated in the coveted Josie Awards as Best Gospel/Christian Artist of the Year.” She continues to reach out to the needy and homeless with her benevolent spirit. She now has added support as her husband, Sean Cook, has become a permanent part of her thriving music ministry. Sean is known in the industry as a spiritually-minded Gospel promoter and this combination of talent and compassion has added fuel to an already successful singing ministry.
Publicist, Evie Hawkins, notes “One of the best features of Dennise’s ministry is her humility and love for those who are suffering. With a busy schedule, she still takes time to reach out to those less fortunate and those in need. It’s an honor to represent such an angel in this industry.”
Dennise has an emotional attachment to animals, and reaches out into her community to help forgotten furry ones. It has always been a dream to be able to help fund a rescue to help abandoned cats and dogs find their forever homes! While also supporting wildlife and all animals of the world near and far. A house wouldn't be a home without a few pets! Her home is complete with her cats and her beautiful Cocker Spaniel, Sophia.
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