Middle Tennessee trumpeter Fred Sienkiewicz enjoys a multi-faceted career as a trumpet performer and educator. Prior to coming to Tennessee, Mr. Sienkiewicz has often be heard performing with professional orchestras throughout eastern Massachusetts and has been a standing member of both the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Nova. He has also performed frequently as a chamber musician in for ceremonies and services with ensembles such as Bala Brass and Epic Brass.
As a soloist, Mr. Sienkiewicz has given recitals at King’s Chapel in Boston, St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, Gordon College, Keene State College, and Plymouth State University. He has performed as a guest soloist with the Brookline (MA) Symphony Orchestra, Boston University Concert Band, Plymouth State University Symphonic Band, Gordon College Wind Ensemble, North Country Chamber Players, and the Parkway Concert Orchestra of Brookline (MA). Mr. Sienkiewicz can also be heard and seen in WGBH’s We Shall Remain documentary, which first aired in 2009.
As an educator, Mr. Sienkiewicz served as adjunct professor of trumpet and brass chamber music at Gordon College, Keene State College, and Plymouth State University. Fred has taught on the faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artist Wind Ensemble and Trumpet Seminar programs in Lenox, MA. He also is a Research Associate at the Center for Music-in-Education, where he manages development of the Music Literacy Skills Test and provides program analysis for primary school music+music integration programs at partner institutions throughout the country.
A native of Western Massachusetts, Mr. Sienkiewicz earned his Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his Master of Music, with honors, from the New England Conservatory of Music. Mr. Sienkiewicz’s primary teachers include with Eric Berlin of the Boston Philharmonic, Charles Schlueter of the Boston Symphony, and international trumpet soloist Terry Everson. Additionally, he has studied interpretation with Boston legend Benjamin Zander. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance at Boston University.