Flute, Piccolo, Theory
M.Mus. (Literature & Performance)
An accomplished soloist and orchestral musician, Wendy Wagler holds the principal flute chair in the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra and freelances with many ensembles, including the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and the Canadian Chamber Ensemble. She has performed as soloist with the K-W Symphony Youth Orchestra, the K-W Chamber Orchestra and the Renaissance Singers. Her latest endeavour is the Springdale Ensemble, with pianist Boyd McDonald and cellist Hector Vasquez.
Wendy holds a Master’s Degree in Performance and Literature from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours Bachelor Degree in Flute Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University, having studied with Bonita Boyd, Dr. Amy Hamilton, Thomas Kay, and Prof. Fiona Wilkinson. She has directed flute masterclasses throughout Southwestern Ontario, and has been teaching flute at Renaissance School of the Arts since 1995.
Wendy is the sole founder and Director of Renaissance School of the Arts’ annual Flute Camp. A member of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada and the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association, she maintains the highest reputation as a flute instructor; many of her students win Kiwanis competitions and scholarships annually, receive first class honours in conservatory examinations, and successfully gain university entrance acceptance by passing the extremely competitive audition process.
Wendy also runs Elegant Sounds for all occasions, providing live music entertainment for weddings, corporate events, etc. Visit www.elegant-sounds.com for more information.