B.M. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.M. New England Conservatory
Boston-based trumpeter Fred Sienkiewicz has taught trumpet and has led brass chamber music at Gordon College since 2008. He has taught on the faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artist Wind Ensemble and Trumpet Seminar programs in Lenox, Massachusetts. He 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. In addition to teaching at Gordon, he is an adjunct professor at Keene State College and Plymouth State University.
He performs regularly with professional orchestras throughout eastern Massachusetts including Symphony Nova, the Cape Cod Symphony, Symphony by the Sea, Haffner Sinfonietta, and Plymouth Philharmonic orchestras. He also performs as a chamber musician for ceremonies and services with ensembles such as Bala Brass and Epic Brass.
As a soloist, Mr. Sienkiewicz has given recitals Gordon College, King’s Chapel in Boston, St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, and Keene State College. He has performed as a guest soloist with the Gordon College Wind Ensemble, North Country Chamber Players, and the Parkway Concert Orchestra of Brookline. He can also be heard and seen in WGBH’s We Shall Remain documentary, which first aired in 2009.
A native of western Massachusetts, Mr. Sienkiewicz studied trumpet performance with Boston Philharmonic and Albany Symphony principal trumpeter Eric Berlin at UMass, and with former Boston Symphony principal Charles Schlueter at NEC. While at NEC, Mr. Sienkiewicz also was a solfege teaching assistant with Dr. Larry Scripp and earned a concentration in Music-in-Education. Mr. Sienkiewicz is presently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University, studying trumpet with Terry Everson.