Morgan Denney (b. 1993) is an American composer who focuses primarily on acoustic music of
the orchestral, chamber, and choral varieties. She has written for concert settings, film, dance,
and theater, and is continuously pursuing artistic collaborations of any form.
The music Morgan writes is frequently described as "imaginative" and "quirky." She loves
to experiment with musical colors, textures, 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 at Boulder. Her primary composition teachers have included Dorothy Hindman, Daniel Kellogg,
Lansing McLoskey, and Carter Pann. She has also studied with Matthew Barnson,
Kevin Beavers, Abbie Betinis, Martin Bresnick, Evan Chambers, John Drumheller, David Ludwig, Jeffrey Nytch, Richard Toensing, Stephen Hartke, Rob Hutchinson, Kristin Kuster,
Morten Lauridsen, and Augusta Read Thomas.
Morgan is the Instrumental Engraver for orchestra and band music at the FJH Music Company in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and is also a freelance arranger and violinist. She has performed with many ensembles, including the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and the White Ibis Ensemble.
Morgan is a member of BMI and the Society of Composers, Inc.
Morgan Denney composer
Morten Lauridsen and Morgan Denney