Ian Wenz: Flute
Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, Bowling Green State University
Master of Music in Flute Performance University of Akron
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, flutist Ian Wenz enjoys a versatile career as a chamber musician, soloist and educator. Ian is a recent graduate of the University of Akron where he earned a Master of Music Degree in Flute Performance. In addition to experience as a soloist, Ian has enjoyed performing in various ensembles throughout career such as the University of Akron Symphony Orchestra, The University of Akron Symphonic Band (as principal flute), The CrossWinds Wind Quintet, UA Flute Ensemble and as a member of a Graduate Flute Quartet.
He earned a Bachelor of Music in Performance at Bowling Green State University where he was a recipient of the Mark S. Kelly Band Scholarship and performed in various large and chamber ensembles, including a three year position as Principal Flute of the Bowling Green State University Concert Band. He has also performed in several master classes where he enjoyed the tutelage of various flutists from across the country, including Christina Jennings, Jim Walker, Alan Weiss, Marco Granados, Valerie Watts, Mary Kay Fink, Catherine Ramirez, Stephanie Jutt and Shelly Binder. In addition to his wealth of performance experience, Ian is a dedicated private lesson instructor and enjoys a teaching studio comprised of students with varying ages and abilities.
His primary teachers include Nina Assimakopoulos and George Pope. He has also had the privilege of studying with Katherine DeJongh, Jane Berkner, and Conor Nelson. Ian is a member of the Northeast Ohio Flute Association (NEOFA) where he has served as an officer and is a current member of The National Flute Association.