Sawyer Denton is a composer, conductor, singer, and educator from Chicago, Illinois. As a composer, Sawyer has worked extensively with orchestras, choirs, and ensembles of all shapes and sizes across the United States. In 2017, Sawyer won the prestigious Brehm Prize in Composition for his choral work “Ascension,” which helped him secure Hal Leonard as his music publisher. Sawyer earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in music composition under legendary Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng at the University of Michigan.
As a conductor and performer, Sawyer has worked with numerous recording groups, freelance ensembles, and individual musicians in pursuing top quality performances and recordings for organizations such as the Michigan Men’s Glee Club, YNYC, the Arapahoe Symphony Orchestra, the Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and for corporations such as ESPN, BigTen Network, PBS, and others.