composer / arranger / engraver
Morgan Denney is a composer and arranger who has written for concert settings, film, dance, theater, and education. She is “skilled at conveying raw energy in soundscape and composition form with beautiful lyricism” (The Musical Times, 2019). Her music is frequently described as “imaginative” and “quirky,” and she loves to experiment with musical colors, textures, psychology, and humor.
In addition to self-publishing, Morgan has music published by The FJH Music Company, Inc. that has been performed globally and at the Midwest Clinic. Her compositions and arrangements can be found on the JW Pepper Editors’ Choice List and the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List. In addition, she recently contributed several compositions for Mel Bay Publications’ Mastering the Violin: A Comprehensive Study for the Adult Learner.
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 mentors have included Dorothy Hindman, Daniel Kellogg, Lansing McLoskey, and Carter Pann.
Based in South Florida, Morgan is also a Production Editor for Alfred Music and a freelance violinist.