Dr. Lauren Denney Wright, a native of Marietta, Georgia, is an active conductor, adjudicator, clinician, and clarinetist. She has directed ensembles, taught clarinet, conducting and music education courses at the collegiate level and is the current Director of Bands at Shorter University. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a second Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Kennesaw State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Miami under the mentorship of Gary Green.
Dr. Denney Wright’s research areas are on the music of David Maslanka, and musicality in score study and conducting. Her dissertation on David Maslanka’s Give Us This Day is in high demand with over 8,500 downloads. She made her international debut conducting chamber music with members of the Berlin Philharmonic in Aix-en-Provence, France. She holds memberships with the College Band Director National Association, College Music Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, Tau Beta Sigma and is a founding member of Sigma Alpha Iota at Vanderbilt University.