Morgan Denney is an American composer and arranger who primarily writes chamber, orchestral, and vocal music. She is “skilled at conveying raw energy in soundscape and composition form with beautiful lyricism” (The Musical Times, 2019). A passionate collaborator, Morgan has written for concert settings, film, dance, theater, and educational settings.
In addition to self-publishing, Morgan has music published by the FJH Music Company, Inc. Her music is frequently described as “imaginative” and “quirky.” She loves to experiment with musical colors, texture, psychology, and humor.
Morgan holds a Master's degree in Music Composition from the University of Miami and a Bachelor's degree in Music Composition with honors from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Her primary teachers have included Dorothy Hindman, Daniel Kellogg, Lansing McLoskey, and Carter Pann. Her other former mentors have included Matthew Barnson, Kevin Beavers, Abbie Betinis, Martin Bresnick, Evan Chambers, John Drumheller, David Ludwig, Jeffrey Nytch, Richard Toensing, Stephen Hartke, Kristin Kuster, Morten Lauridsen, and Augusta Read Thomas.
Based in South Florida, Morgan is also the Instrumental Engraver for orchestra and band music at the FJH Music Company, Inc. and is a freelance violinist.
Morgan is a member of BMI and the Society of Composers, Inc.