A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Robert Denham holds a DMA in composition from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) where he studied with Michael Fiday, Joel Hoffman, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon. His other degrees are from UCLA (MA Composition) where he studied with Roger Bourland, Ian Krouse, and the late Jerry Goldsmith, and Biola University (BM, Trumpet Performance). Denham managed the annual new music festival MusicX for four years, served as the coordinator of Theory and Composition at West Texas A&M University, and currently oversees the Theory and Composition area and directs the New Music Ensemble at the Biola University Conservatory of Music in La Mirada California.
Denham’s music includes works of every genre and has been performed across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia by such performers and ensembles as Timothy Lees (Concertmaster, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra), Ilan Morgenstern (San Antonio Symphony), the CCM Philharmonia, the Los Angeles Flute Quartet, the Orion Saxophone Quartet, the CCM Chamber Players, and the Academia Musicale di San Casciano Orchestra e Coro di bambini (Florence, Italy).
Performances of his music include such notable venues as the American-Bulgarian New Music Festival (Northern Kentucky University), the International Society of Bassists Conference, the SCI National Conference, Composers Inc., the 2005 College Music Society Conference in Quebec, Performance and Time Arts Series (PTA), Culver City Chamber Music Series, the Pacific Contemporary Music Center (Long Beach CA), and the Ernest Bloch Festival (Newport OR). He has won numerous competitions, including the Hvar International Composition Competition (Croatia), the CCM Philharmonia Composition Competition, and the Gluck Brass Quintet Composition Competition. He was the 1998 recipient of the coveted Stanley Wilson Composer’s Award (UCLA). He has received annual awards from ASCAP since 2005.
A member of ASCAP, CFAMC, and SCI, Denham’s music is published by Falls House Press, GIA Publishing, Hog Island Press, Imagine Music Publishing, Pasquina Publishing Company, Pelican Music Publishing, and Tuba Euphonium Press.