Biography

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 Bachelor's degree in Music Composition with honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is currently studying at the University of Miami with Dr. Dorothy Hindman and teaching Aural Skills as she works towards a Master's degree. ​Her previous primary composition teachers include Matthew Barnson, Kevin Beavers, John Drumheller, Daniel Kellogg, David Ludwig, Lansing McLoskey, Jeffrey Nytch, Carter Pann, and Richard Toensing. She has also studied with Abbie Betinis, Martin Bresnick, Evan Chambers, Stephen Hartke, Rob Hutchinson, Kristin Kuster, Morten Lauridsen, and Augusta Read Thomas.
Also an active violinist, Morgan frequently performs with local 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