Beth Denisch’s music has been performed throughout the US and in Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Greece, Finland, Ukraine, Russia, China, and Thailand and recorded by Juxtab, Albany, and Interval record labels. Grants and awards include ASCAP, Meet The Composer, The PatsyLu Fund, American Composers Forum and the American Music Center.

Commissioning organizations include the Handel and Haydn Society, St. Louis Historical Society, Equinox Chamber Players, Philadelphia Classical Symphony, and Chamber Orchestra Kremlin.

Denisch is Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music and active in the Feminist Theory and Music organization.   (B.M. North Texas State University; M.M and D.M.A. Boston University).


  • “…fierce rhythmic patterns,”  Bernard Holland, New York Times
  • “… brimmed with personality and drive …” Anthony Tommasini, The Boston Globe
  • “.. absolutely first-rate stuff… wonderfully evocative … simply splendid,”  David Cleary, New Music Connoisseur
  • “.. colorful .. pictorial .. ends joyfully and ebulliently.” Ellen Pfeifer, Boston Herald
  • “..a delightfully jazzy romp .. highly entertaining and imaginative work.” Peter Burwasser, New Music Connoisseur
  • “.. sparing and imaginative .. bucolic and serene .. syncopated and delightfully stylized ..” Richard Johnson, Bay Windows
  • “.. a resolute music that is also powerfully accessible.” Women in the Arts 2011 St. Louis, MO
  •  “For anyone seeking an enlightening, entertaining, eclectic mixture, this is a CD not to be missed.” Ronald Horner, Journal of the International Alliance of Women in Music (reviewing “Jordan and the Dog Woman”)