Whether you are a filmmaker looking for a piece of music to use commercially, or you’re a serious classical performer looking for an exciting new composition to play, Dave Kenney’s creative musical offerings incite imagination, are richly complex and skillfully composed.

Dave Kenney is a composer with years of experience in a wide variety of styles. He can compose any type of music: orchestral, choir, goth, urban, ethnic, and more. His love for combining different instruments, sounds, and melodies fuels his creativity, allowing him to fully express himself in the richness each genre presents.

After receiving his Bachelor of Music, he continued his advanced studies at the Julliard School of Music in New York. His training included composition with Hall Overton, and jazz studies with Richie Bierach, Chick Corea, and Gary Burton.

His music can be found in documentaries, TV advertising, and corporate training films.

His performance works include music for solo piano, string quartets, concert band, instrumental concerto, modern dance, and alternative jazz ensembles.

Dave is a member of ASCAP and has received grants from the Wisconsin Arts Foundation and Milwaukee Artist Board.

To hear some of his scores for film and video that are available for licensing, please click on the FILM/TV tab. He has a wide range of samples for any film genre, whether you’re an action filmmaker shooting the next Bourne Identity or need scary mood music for that horror flick or searching for the right sounds for your rainforest documentary.

When he isn’t creating scores, he creates music compilations for home listening. The three latest new works are available on: Google Play, Amazon, and iTunes. The collection below will help you calm down or ramp up.

Past Lives

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A compilation of powerful fantasy music that stretches the imagination through use of solo and choir voices, orchestra, piano, percussion and other creative sounds. Each piece conjures a different setting, presenting a range of “musical theaters” for listeners to experience and enjoy.


Night Games

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This “walk on the dark side” is cinematic, imaginative, and powerful. Ideal for gaming, listening, or for setting a seductive midnight mood. These tracks combine voice, choir, orchestra, metal guitar, powerful drums, and a variety of contemporary backgrounds to create active, lively sounds.


Grace Points

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As the name implies, Grace Points is meditative, new age, soothing music for the soul—a salve for tension and for relaxing, meditating, and studying. These entrancing soundscapes help listeners engage their mind and spirit in transforming stress to tranquility, creating a greater sense of unity within.