Composer Penny Corris

Penny Corris is a classically trained, composer with a degree in music history, theory and composition from the University of Wisconsin Madison and graduate study at Brandeis University and the University of Wisconsin in Madison. As an undergraduate, Penny studied French horn with Alec Wilder. An accomplished piano performer, she also studied piano at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. In 1968 she co-published a book on Mozart Piano Cadenzas with Paul and Dr.Eva Badura Skoda.

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Upcoming Event

Penny Corris' Symphony No. 1 in A was premiered on July 6, 2019 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts by the Milwaukee Philharmonic, Matthew Makeever, conductor. The symphony is four movements and is a major piece approximately 31 minutes in length. The performance is available on YouTube at Contact Penny at

Penny has finished her second symphony and is working on her third symphony. She hopes to be able to announce a performance of her Symphony No. 2 once it is safe again for orchestras to perform and patrons to attend.

Penny Corris Songbook

In the summer of 2013, Penny wrote a piece of music for piano, assuming it would be classical. To her surprise, it came out jazzy! One song led to another, and soon she had enough for a concert

Learn From Penny

Penny has been teaching piano and music theory to students of all ages for more than 40 years.   Penny’s mission is to teach her students to play piano for a lifetime of enjoyment.