March 2018                              Invited Scholar and Performer, Festival internacional de la guitarra (International Guitar Festival), Conservatorio de Música de Chuihuahua (The Chihuahua Conservatory of Music).


October 23-26, 2017                Invited Collaborative Faculty with Professor Juanita Ulloa, soprano.  Gomezanda and Grever:20th Century Mexican Art Song. College Society of Music, National Convention.  San Antonio, Texas.


July 6-20, 2017                         Invited Artist and Faculty. Orfeo Summer Music Festival.  Vipiteno/Sterzing, Italy.


May 31, 2017                           Invited Collaborative Faculty with Professor Cherry Duke, mezzo-soprano and David Ross, clarinet.  Vedem Songs” by Lori Laitman in Collaboration with the El Paso Holocaust Museum.  Commemorating the special traveling exhibit “Vedem: The Underground Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto.”  6:00 p.m.   


May 4, 2017                             Invited Soloist, “Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2” by Frederic Chopin.  Sounds of Cinema UTEP Symphony Concert with Lowell E. Graham, conducting.  UTEP Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. $5/$3.  For more information: 915 747-5606.


November 4, 2016                    Invited Collaborative Faculty with Professor Cherry Duke, mezzo-soprano and David Ross, clarinet.  Women’s Work, featuring songs by Pauline Viardot, Alma Mahler, Lori Laitman, Mary Rodgers, Lucy Simon and Margaret Bonds.  66th Texoma National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Conference.  West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas.


October 10-11, 2016                Invited Artist Speaker and Recitalist.  Imágenes de España (Images of Spain), Conservatorio de Música de Chuihuahua (The Chihuahua Conservatory of Music) in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the school, Lecture, November 10th and Concert, November 11th, Manuel Doblado #4501, Chihuahua, Mexico.


October 30, 2016                     Invited Collaborative Pianist with Kellie Rumba-Rattay, soprano and Adrian Salas, baritone. Autumn Meditations including Frauenlieben und –leben by Schumann and The Four Serious Songs by Brahms.  Solo piano works by Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.  The Sounds of Grace Concert Series, Grace United Methodist Church, El Paso, Texas, 3 p.m.  Free and open to the public.


October 7, 2016                       Invited Faculty Soloist and Clinican.  Imágenes de España concert performance and lecture, “An Introduction to Spanish Nationalist Composer and their Compositions for Piano.”  The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR).


October  1-2, 2016                   Invited Chamber Recital with Celeste Shearer, horn; Jim Shearer, tuba.  Lon W. Chaffin’s Faraway Nearby, and Justin Raines’ Haunted America Suite.  For The Love of Music Concert Series, The Women’s Club. 8 p.m./3 p.m.  $15 at the door.  For more information: (520) 432-7217.


September 27, 2016                 Invited Faculty Soloist with the UTEP Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lowell E. Graham, 7:30 p.m.  Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.  W.A. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467.


September 2, 2016                   Soloist.  UTEP Department of Music Faculty Recital.  1:30 p.m.  Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.  Little Prelude in E Major by J.S. Bach and the Hymn Arrangement of Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.


July 7-21, 2016                         Invited Artist and Faculty. Orfeo Summer Music Festival.  Vipiteno/Sterzing, Italy.


June 26, 2016                          Solo Recital with Guest Appearance from Professor Cherry Duke, Mezzo-soprano.  Imágenes de España (Images of Spain), El Paso Music Forum, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas.





About Dena’s Playing…

“…Jones seeks to excite the human spirit, which is one of the basic, driving forces behind all aspects of great performance…”

– Villa Grove News, Villa Grove, Illinois


“Jones’ performances were first rate, and her piano skills were absolutely dynamic and sensitive.”

– El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas


“Dena Kay Jones has the power of Larrocha and the speed of Watts, and is likely to make a significant impact on the world of music.”

Sierra Vista Herald, Bisbee, Arizona


[On Spanish Music]

“…performs these great piano works, where nationalism goes hand in hand with music and culture.  It’s very exciting…”

– The News-Gazette, Champaign,/Urbana, Illinois


[On Jones’ Debut CD, Select Piano Works by Joaquín Rodrigo]

“The pianist heard here, Dena Kay Jones, is an American who has made a specialty of studying and performing Rodrigo’s piano works.  It is no small compliment to say that she has mastered his Spanish idiom so well she might be mistaken for a native of his country.  The recordings have a perfect depth of soundstage and presence for the mood of the music.”

– New Classik Reviews, Atlanta Audio Society



Dena Kay Jones, Color

Dena Kay Jones, Sepia

Dena Kay Jones, Black and White



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