Dr. Dickert is a professor responsible for
teaching guitar, jazz history, theory, and directing the guitar ensembles as
well as the jazz combos. He also serves as the Director of Jazz Studies and
Chair of the Strings Committee.
Dr. Dickert has studied guitar with a
wide array of teachers, including Jerry Hahn, Johnny Smith, William G. Leavitt,
and Lily Afshar. He is active both regionally and nationally as a performer,
guest artist, and clinician. His performing credits include work with such
notable artists as Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, Charlie Rouse, the Diamonds, Ronnie
Milsap, Dixie Carter, Ray Charles, Manhattan Transfer, Lyle Lovett, Johnny
Mathis, the Guy Lombardo Orchestra, Randy Brecker, Frank Sinatra, and Wayne
Newton. Dr. Dickert also is in demand both regionally and nationally as a
musical arranger, clinician, and sideman.
His professional affiliations
include memberships in Phi Mu Alpha, Pi
Kappa Lambda, President of Winthrop's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta
Pi, The Society For Ethnomusicology, and the Jazz Education Network.
Dr. Dickert also serves as a performing artist and educator for Benedetto
Dr. Dickert is married to Lannia Broñola-Dickert '01, a piano
instructor and an accompanist for Winthrop's Department of Music.