Krista Penney is a Sacramento-based composer. She's known for her signature rhythmic intensity and keen focus on timbre. Her music is exposed, playful, and approachable; often evoking a sense of childlike wonder. Although influenced by jazz and pop, Krista's music remains firmly rooted in the classical tradition. She's in the early stages of her career and recently released her debut album, Outburst.
Krista completed her Master of Arts in Music in 2012. She studied at Washington State University under Ryan Hare, Scott Blasco, and Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn. Krista has a Bachelor of Music in Composition from University of the Pacific. She graduated cum laude in 2008 and studied with Robert Coburn and François Rose.
Krista lives with her husband, son and two dogs. She is an accountant, an avid sci-fi fan, and enjoys bicycling and travel.