Kristen Sienkiewicz is the Assistant Professor of Horn at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She is in demand as a freelance and studio horn player in Nashville and the broader region, and performs as co-principal horn in Middle Tennessee’s Gateway Chamber Orchestra. Prior to moving to Tennessee she was an active chamber and orchestral horn player in Boston and throughout New England. She joined Bala Chamber Brass in 2008.
Dr. Sienkiewicz has served on the faculties of Southern New Hampshire University and Gordon College, and has taught and conducted at Boston University and the BU Tanglewood Institute. At Austin Peay State University she teaches horn, music theory, and aural skills, and conducts and coaches the horn choir and brass ensembles.
Dr. Sienkiewicz earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in 2013 from Boston University under the tutelage of Eric Ruske, the first horn player in the school’s history to have earned the degree. She completed her undergraduate work at the Eastman School of Music where she received her Bachelor of Music in both Horn Performance and Music Theory, and was awarded the school’s prestigious Performer’s Certificate. She continued her studies in Boston at the New England Conservatory, earning both her Master of Music and a Graduate Diploma with a concentration in Music-in-Education. Dr. Sienkiewicz is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society.