Jean Denney, active as an orchestral musician, freelance violinist, and studio teacher, serves the Ft. Collins Symphony as Personnel Manager. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from Colorado State University where she studied with Will Schwartz.
In addition to playing violin with the Fort Collins Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, BDT Stage (Boulder’s Dinner Theatre), Cheyenne Symphony, Canyon Concert Ballet, Colorado Dance Theatre, Opera Fort Collins, Greeley Chorale, and Larimer Chorale, she freelances throughout the region having performed with musical organizations in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, New Mexico, Texas, and Indiana, and was the Orchestra Librarian for the Greeley Philharmonic for over 16 seasons.
As a music educator, Jean formerly served as Administrator of Rocky Ridge Music Center and continues to maintain a private violin studio. She has pioneered, directed, and taught music curricula for public school districts in Colorado, Texas and Indianapolis, was a charter member of the Indianapolis Symphony’s Educator’s Advisory Committee, and the Executive Director of the String Quartet Program of Northern Colorado. She has coached youth orchestra chamber ensembles and sectionals, and adjudicated auditions for the Youth Orchestra of the Rockies and for Colorado All State Orchestra.
At home in the Rocky Mountains, Jean and her husband, Alan Denney, live in Estes Park where they have raised their three daughters.