composer / arranger / engraver
Morgan Denney is a composer and arranger who writes music 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 style is frequently described as “imaginative” and “quirky,” and she loves to experiment with musical colors, textures, psychology, and humor.
Morgan’s compositions and arrangements have been performed globally, played at the Midwest Clinic, are distributed by Alfred Music and The FJH Music Company, and can be found on the JW Pepper Editors’ Choice List as well as the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List. She has recently been commissioned to write for the Fort Collins Symphony, the Health and Wellness Community Orchestra, and several music programs around the United States. In addition, she contributed several compositions for a new violin method book (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. She holds three Paul Revere awards for her work as an engraver and editor with several different music publishers. Contact Morgan for more information regarding commissions and engraving.