Mid-south trumpeter Fred Sienkiewicz enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer and educator. Currently principal trumpet of the Jackson (TN) Symphony Orchestra, he has performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, and the Jackson Symphony Brass Quintet. Prior to coming to Middle Tennessee in 2014, Mr. Sienkiewicz appeared throughout New England as a freelance orchestral, chamber, and solo trumpeter. He has appeared as a recitalist or guest soloist throughout the Mid-South and beyond, including the 2016 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Anaheim, CA and Nashville Public Radio's Live in Studio C.
As an educator, Mr. Sienkiewicz currently teaches music courses at Austin Peay State
University, maintains an active studio of pre-college students, and is the founder-director of the Madison Street Brass program in Clarksville, TN. Mr. Sienkiewicz has previously 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 prestigious University Tanglewood Institute program in Lenox, MA.
A native of western New England, Mr. Sienkiewicz earned degrees at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the New England Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Eric Berlin, Charles Schlueter, Terry Everson, and Eric Ruske. He is currently researching the life and works of composer Alexander Arutiunian in completion of a doctoral dissertation at Boston University.