Denice Rippentrop believes that composing is a craft that is as much about the creative journey as the final composition itself. Denice is a creator of numerous choral works, each of which she finds challenging in process, but fulfilling in the end. Composing gives her energy and purpose as she continually challenges herself to write with integrity and compassion. Denice writes with a style and flair that reflects her understanding of the voice and ensemble balance.
Denice has received numerous awards, commissions and honors. She was a Semi-Finalist in the American Prize in Composition-Professional Division-for her work Take Wings and Soar.
Denice and her husband, Gary, reside in Scottsdale, AZ, with their energetic Maltese, Sir Dudley.