Jean Denney

Jean Denney Headshot

Jean Denney is active as an orchestral musician, freelance violinist, studio teacher, instrumental contractor, and is the Personnel Manager of the Fort Collins Symphony. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music Performance studying with violinist Will Schwartz at Colorado State University.

In addition to playing violin with the Fort Collins Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, BDT Stage, 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 has worked with all ages but has a passion for adult learners. Her new method book for adult beginners is in production with Mel Bay Publications for a release date of January 2022. She has pioneered, directed, and taught music curricula for public school districts in Colorado, Texas and Indiana, 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 was recently invited to be the concertmaster of the Health and Wellness Orchestra in Fort Collins, formerly served as Administrator of Rocky Ridge Music Center, and continues to enjoy coaching, playing, and guest speaking for youth and college classes and ensembles.

At home in the Rocky Mountains, Jean and her husband, choral conductor Alan Denney, live in Estes Park, Colorado, where they raised their three daughters.

Jean is available to teach private violin lessons for adult students.
To inquire, please contact her directly at