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Tim Wendt. Trumpet and FlügelhornTim Wendt
Trumpet, Flügelhorn

Born and raised in Indiana, Tim comes from a musical family - both his grand-father and father played clarinet professionally. After attending the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (Music Theory major) and Morehead (KY) State University (Trumpet Performance major), Tim spent seven years in the United States Air Force band program.

In 1994, he won the Riverside (CA) Community College Concerto Competition, and has done national tours with Opera a la Carte, The Dallas Brass, John Tesh, Michael Crawford and Brian Setzer.

Tim has studied privately with Charlie Davis, William Adams, Ron Stout, Uan Rasey, and Paul Hilgeman, and is currently Adjutant Faculty at the University of La Verne (CA).

A highly versatile trumpet player, Tim's other credits include Principal and Solo Trumpet in the Crystal Cathedral's "Hour of Power" TV show Orchestra; Co-Principal Trumpet with the Pacific Brass Ensemble; "One of the Trumpets" with the Cathedral Brass; the San Bernardino, Riverside, Redlands and Redlands Bowl Symphony Orchestras; the Buddy Childers, Bill Holman, Jack Sheldon, Maria Schneider, Kim Richmond, Gerald Wilson, Chuck Flores and Buddy Collette big bands; Elvis Schoenberg's "Orchestra Surreal"; more than 90 musicals and operas; more than 750 TV, film, and jingle sessions; and has appeared in films and television shows as a background musician.

Tim is a clinician for Warburton Mouthpieces and Kanstul Musical Instruments, and designed the "ZKT 1500TW" (the Tim Wendt model trumpet) for Kanstul.

Professional memberships include Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia; the Sigma Pi Fraternity; Local 47, American Federation of Musicians; the International Trumpet Guild; and the Recording Musicians Association (Los Angeles Chapter).


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