Dr. Fred Sienkiewicz

Trumpet Teacher, Parent

Fred Sienkiewicz

SAA Member


Clarksville, TN

Trumpeter, pedagogue, and scholar Fred Sienkiewicz enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral performer, passionate advocate of solfège and musicianship training, and a leading researcher into the life and music of Armenian composer Alexander Arutiunian.

Dr. Sienkiewicz is a member of both the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with ensembles across New England and the Mid-South, including the Nashville Symphony, Vermont Symphony, Symphony New Hampshire, Knoxville Symphony, Gateway Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky, and INTERSECTION (Nashville). 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.

Dr. Sienkiewicz serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicianship at Vanderbilt University, runs a private studio of both brass and musicianship students, and is Tennessee’s first Suzuki Method-certified trumpet teacher. Sienkiewicz has previously served as chamber music and trumpet faculty for the prestigious Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and ear training teacher at Austin Peay State University, and trumpet instructor for Gordon College, Keene State College, and Plymouth State University.

Sienkiewicz earned degrees at the University of Massachusetts (B.M.), the New England Conservatory of Music (M.M.), and Boston University (D.M.A.), studying trumpet in the studios of Eric Berlin, Charles Schlueter, Terry Everson, and Eric Ruske, interpretation with conductor Benjamin Zander, ear training and solfège with Dr. Gary Karpinski, Dr. Larry Scripp, and Marianne Ploger, and was Suzuki pedagogy with Ann-Marie Sundberg. His doctoral dissertation from Boston University is the first English-language investigation of the life and music of Soviet Armenian composer Alexander Arutiunian.

website: http://fred.sienkiewicz.org