Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicianship
Fred Sienkiewicz is Adjunct Associate Professor of Musicianship at the Blair School of Music. Conservatory-trained as an orchestral trumpeter, Sienkiewicz is a passionate advocate for solfège and musicianship training and enjoys a diverse career as a performer, pedagogue, and scholar.
Sienkiewicz is principal trumpet of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, second trumpet of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the award-winning Bala Brass quintet. He has performed with ensembles across New England and the Midsouth, including the Nashville Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Nashville Opera, the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra Kentucky. As a soloist and recitalist, Sienkiewicz’s appearances have included Boston’s historic King’s Chapel, Nashville Public Radio's Live in Studio C, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, and universities and colleges throughout the country.
In addition to teaching musicianship at Blair, Sienkiewicz also teaches at Austin Peay State University, maintains a private studio of trumpet students, and directs the Madison Street Brass ensemble in Clarksville, Tenn. Sienkiewicz previously taught at the prestigious Boston University Tanglewood Institute and served as trumpet faculty for Gordon College, Keene State College, and Plymouth State University.
While earning degrees at the University of Massachusetts, the New England Conservatory of Music, and Boston University, Sienkiewicz studied in the studios of Eric Berlin, Charles Schlueter, Terry Everson and Eric Ruske. Sienkiewicz was also trained in interpretation with conductor Benjamin Zander and solfège with Gary Karpinski, Larry Scripp and Marianne Ploger. Sienkiewicz’s doctoral dissertation, “Forefathers, Antecedents, and the Development of Alexander Arutiunian’s Big Soviet Armenian Style,” is the first in-depth investigation of his subject in the English language. Sienkiewicz is also an active member of the International Trumpet Guild, serving as editor of ITG Video, chair of the Conference Research Room, and a member of the ITG Social Media committee.