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February 13, 2024 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET
Guest Artists,
Bezanson Recital Hall; Free

Guest Artist Concert: Fred Sienkiewicz '05, trumpet

With Tom Weaver, piano

Lecture/Recital on the life & trumpet works of Alexander Arutiunian

Trumpeter Fred Sienkiewicz, a UMass Amherst alumnus, enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer, pedagogue, and scholar. Sienkiewicz has been a member of the Owensboro Symphony since 2016, and actively performs throughout the Mid-South, including with The Jackson Symphony (Tennessee), Nashville Symphony, Nashville Opera, Nashville Ballet, Knoxville Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green, the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, and numerous others. As a soloist, Dr. Sienkiewicz has performed recitals in numerous venues and colleges, including King’s College in Boston, Nashville Public Radio’s Live in Studio C, and at the International Trumpet Guild annual conference. 

As an educator, Dr. Sienkiewicz is a passionate advocate for musicianship training through the French conservatory tradition of solfège. He teaches students of all instruments as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicianship at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. Sienkiewicz is also one of the first teachers trained in the Suzuki Method for trumpet, and uses Dr. Suzuki’s uplifting and enthusiastic approach to teach students as young as 4 or 5 years old through his home studio, the first Suzuki Trumpet studio in the state of Tennessee.

A native of New England, Dr. Sienkiewicz earned degrees at UMass Amherst, New England Conservatory of Music, and Boston University. As a scholar, Dr. Sienkiewicz’s dissertation explored the life and music Armenian composer Alexander Arutiunian, and is the most extensive English-language exploration to date of both Armenian folk music, its influence on Armenian classical music, and the works of Arutiunian.