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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 for the HM Queen Elizabeth II, 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 currently plays with the Glengarry Pipe Band, as well as the Montréal Pipes & Drums (of which she was Pipe Major 2009-2013). Her piping has been featured in the Montréal Gazette, on CTV, Radio-Canada, and Global News. She teaches bagpipes privately (in person or online), with the Montréal Piping & Drumming School, and through tutorials on her YouTube channel.
As a composer, 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 her YouTube channel.
For information about private piano, bagpipe, or composition lessons, please see the Music Lessons.
Photography by Jer Clarke: http://jerclarke.org
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