Denise is the President and Executive Director of the Richey Community Orchestra, a position she has held since 1981. She has been a member of and principal clarinet with the group since 1972. Denise also plays piccolo, flute, bass clarinet, all the saxophones and bassoon.
As a professional musician Denise has performed with numerous stars, including Johnny Mathis, Olivia Newton John, Bernadette Peters, Seal, Robert Goulet, Shirley Jones, Jerry Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Patti Austin, Regis Philbin, Clay Aiken, Marie Osmond, Jackie Evancho, Joel Grey, Marvin Hamlisch, Chita Rivera, Ben Vereen, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Connie Francis, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Rydell, Tommy Tune, The Celtic Women, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. She has played several national Broadway tours including Anything Goes, A Chorus Line, South Pacific, Sweet Charity, Guys & Dolls, Some Like it Hot, White Christmas, Cinderella, 42nd Street, My Fair Lady and The King & I. Denise also plays with the Naples Philharmonic, the Hernando Symphony and the 42nd Street Big Band.