Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicianship
Fred Sienkiewicz is Adjunct Associate Professor of Musicianship at the Blair School of Music, teaching in the collegiate and precollege divisions. Conservatory-trained as an orchestral trumpeter, Sienkiewicz enjoys a diverse career as a performer, pedagogue and scholar, and is a passionate advocate for solfège and musicianship training.
Sienkiewicz is a member of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and the award-winning Bala Brass quintet. He has performed with ensembles across New England and the Midsouth, including the Nashville Symphony, Vermont Symphony, Symphony New Hampshire, Knoxville Symphony, Gateway Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra Kentucky. As a soloist and recitalist, Sienkiewicz has appeared in venues ranging from Nashville Public Radio's "Live in Studio C" to the International Trumpet Guild Conference.
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 served on the chamber music faculty at the prestigious Boston University Tanglewood Institute and trumpet studio faculty at Gordon College, Keene State College, and Plymouth State University.
Sienkiewicz earned degrees at the University of Massachusetts and the New England Conservatory of Music, studying trumpet in the studios of Eric Berlin, Charles Schlueter, Terry Everson and Eric Ruske, interpretation with conductor Benjamin Zander, and ear training and solfège with Gary Karpinski, Larry Scripp and Marianne Ploger. His forthcoming doctoral dissertation from Boston University will be the first English-language investigation of the life and music of Soviet Armenian composer Alexander Arutiunian.