Composer Denzel Washington (B.A in Music from Mercer University) is a graduate student pursuing and M.M in Music Composition at the University of Northern Iowa. He is a member of ASCAP and SCI (Society of Composers Inc.)His current teacher is Dr. Jonathan Schwabe. He has participated in masterclasses with Dr. Zae Munn, Dr. Paul Salerni, and Dr. PQ Phan. His musical inspiration stems from a variety of composers, such as Charles Ives, Johannes Brahms, and Igor Stravinsky. Washington placed first and received $1000 in the Atlanta Mu Phi Epsilon Alumni Chapter Scholarship Competition.In the fall of 2015, Washington was commissioned by Dr. Douglas Hill, director of the Mercer University Wind Ensemble, to write Fanfare Extraordinaire for the Mercer University Faculty Brass Quintet to premiere in their annual concert. Other commissioned works include Sonata for Double Bass and Piano for Reed Tucker (graduate student at the Juilliard School) and Fantasie and Dance for Euphonium and Piano for Demariquez Springs a senior Music Education major at Troy University. Outside of his musical life, he enjoys video gaming and watching anime with friends.
Born:January 27, 1995 in Detroit, MI Hometown: Waycross, GA