Alan J. Wenger

Trumpet Artist

Alan J. Wenger

Alan J. Wenger

Professor, Central Missouri State University

Instrument Specs

  • Model: G2-Bb
  • Body: .462
  • Bell: K22
  • Tuning Slide: Standard
  • Leadpipe: D5
  • Model: G2-C
  • Body: .462
  • Bell: C3-21
  • Tuning Slide: Round
  • Leadpipe: F4

Alan Wenger is Assistant Professor of Music at Central Missouri State University. He held prior faculty positions at Amarillo College (Texas) and Midland Lutheran College (Nebraska).

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Wenger's education includes a Bachelor of Music Degree (1988) in Trumpet Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduate studies at Boston University, and Master of Music (1995) and Doctor of Musical Arts (2002) Degrees in Trumpet Performance from the University of North Texas. His principal trumpet teachers have included Leonard Candelaria, Dennis Schneider, Rolf Smedvig, and Roger Voisin.

He is a member of the Fountain City Brass Band in Kansas City, and is a former member of the Amarillo (Texas) Symphony and Opera orchestras, the Lincoln (Nebraska) Symphony Orchestra and the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, and has performed with numerous other orchestras, including the Omaha Chamber Orchestra, the Brookline (MA) Symphony, and the Irving (Texas), Richardson (Texas), and San Angelo (Texas) Symphonies. His extensive chamber music experience includes touring with the Empire Brass and Nebraska Brass, as well as his present affiliation with the Bluebonnet Brass based in Fr. Worth, Texas. As a performer on natural trumpet, he has performed with the Texas Baroque Ensemble, the Denton Bach Society, and as a member of the University of North Texas baroque trumpet ensemble in performances in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K. Other experiences include performances with Manheim Steamroller, Tommy Tune and the Manhattan Rhythm Kings, and contemporary Christian artist Ken Medema.

Dr. Wenger maintains an active schedule as a soloist and clinician, and is an Artist/Clinician for Edwards Trumpets. He has premiered solo works for trumpet by Texas composers Norman Goad, Gene Murray, and Fisher Tull. His arrangements for brass ensemble have been performed by the Amarillo Symphony, the Arcadian Brass, and the Bluebonnet Brass. He is a member of the International Trumpet Guild, and has performed at the 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2003 conferences as well as being a contributor to the Book Reviews column of the ITG Journal.

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Jeff Perkins

"As a trumpet player my whole life, it is imperative that my horn convey the message I want it to; and because we do music as a full-time ministry that message needs to be crystal clear. It is the power of the Holy Spirit combined with one of the best horns I have ever had the priveledge to play that defines who I am as a player...from ministering inside some of the largest churches in our nation to the smallest of congregations, the power and beauty of this horn has been a true blessing.

"Thank-you everyone at the Edwards originization for your continued dedication to craftsmenship and service. May God bless all you do."

Jeff Perkins
Performing Artist/Exalt Music Ministries