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Biography

Jenna Dennison is a musician of many hats: highland bagpiper, contemporary composer, classical pianist, and private teacher.  Born in California, she is an American-Canadian dual citizen, and currently lives in Montréal, Québec.

An award-winning bagpiper, Jenna has performed in concerts with André Rieu, in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, in the Tournament of Roses Parade, with instruments ranging from pipe organ to Afro-Brazilian percussion to theorbo, and now plays regularly for the Holt Renfrew Ogilvy department store.  She was pipe major of the Montréal Pipes & Drums from 2009 until 2013 (with which she still plays).  She has been featured in the Montréal Gazette, on CTV, Radio-Canada, Global News, and continues to be an active performer and competitor, both solo and as a band member.  She teaches bagpipes privately (in person or online), with the Montréal Piping & Drumming School, and through her YouTube channel.

As a composer, she is eager for new commissions and collaborations.  Jenna has written and arranged music for concerts, dance choreography, animation, church services, and a variety of instrumental ensembles.  Her degrees are in music composition (a Master's Degree from James Madison University, Virginia, and a bachelor's degree from Concordia University, Montréal), and her most recent original work was premiered by Earth World Collaborative in July 2018 at St. James United Church (Montréal).  She is passionate about both contemporary and folk music, and often employs stylistic fusion in her music.  More of her original music can be heard on SoundCloud as well as her YouTube channel.

For information about private piano, bagpipe, or composition lessons, please see the Music Lessons.

Thanks to Jer Clarke for the photos! http://jerclarke.org