Middle Tennessee trumpeter Fred Sienkiewicz enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer and educator. This season, he is serving as principal trumpet of the Jackson (TN) Symphony Orchestra and looking forward to being a part of musical life in the region. Prior to coming to Tennessee, Mr. Sienkiewicz was in demand as a Boston-based classical trumpeter, frequently performing with ensembles such as the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Nova, Chorus Pro Musica, and Chorus North Shore. In 2014, he won the Brookline (MA) Symphony Orchestra’s concerto competition and performed Alexander Arutiunian’s Concerto for Trumpet with that orchestra. An active soloist, he has also given recitals and appeared as a guest soloist with collegiate bands throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 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 has served as adjunct professor of trumpet and brass chamber music at Gordon College, Keene State College, and Plymouth State University and taught on the faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s prestigious Young Artist Wind Ensemble program in Lenox, MA. He is currently 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.
Mr. Sienkiewicz is native to western Massachusetts where earned his undergraduate degree in music at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, summa cum laude. Mr. Sienkiewicz pursued further studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he earned his Master of Music degree with honors. Mr. Sienkiewicz’s primary teachers include Eric Berlin of the Boston Philharmonic, Charles Schlueter of the Boston Symphony (retired), horist Eric Ruske formerly of Empire Brass, and international trumpet soloist Terry Everson. Additionally, he has studied interpretation with Boston legend Benjamin Zander. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in trumpet performance at Boston University.