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Wendy has appeared on stages from New York to Tokyo and has performed with artists such as NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold, legendary jazz guitarist Howard Alden, jazz violinist Christian Howes, Crystal Gale, and has sung backup for the alternative hip hop group Deltron 3030 and for Las Vegas Elvis Impersonator, Donnie Edwards.
She has appeared at Club Bonafide in NYC, the Jazz Arts Initiative, the Mountain Oasis Music Festival, the Spartanburg Jazz Festival, Our World Festival, and the Django Reinhardt Festival in Asheville, NC. In addition to singing with her own jazz quartet, she is the featured vocalist with the Asheville Jazz Orchestra, the Michael Jefry Stevens Trio, The Steve Watson Trio, and the Richard Shulman Group.
In 2017, Wendy completed her CCM training at Shenandoah University and in 2018 received a Voice Style Specialist Certificate from Berklee. In 2015, she participated in the NATS Mentored Teaching Project at UNC-G with Matthew Edwards from Shenandoah University as her mentor teacher.
Wendy received a B.M. and an M.M. in Vocal Performance from Appalachian State University and then joined the voice faculty there where she taught for 8 years before embarking on a full-time, professional singing/acting career.
Wendy has sung with Opera Carolina, Appalachian Opera Theatre, and the Brevard Music Center Opera Company. Her favorite opera roles include Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore, Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief, and Papagena in Die Zauberflote. An accomplished Equity actor as well as singer, Wendy has appeared in leading roles on stages of many prominent professional theatres throughout the U.S. including Florida Repertory Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, Little Theatre on the Square (IL), Temple Theatre, and Blowing Rock Stage Company. She received glowing reviews for her portrayals of Kate in Kiss Me Kate, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Miss Sandra in All Shook Up and Brenda in Smokey Joe's Cafe...to name just a few.
She has also appeared as a soloist with The Symphony of the Mountains, The Western Piedmont Symphony, the Asheville Choral Society and the Carolina Concert Choir in works such as Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, and Kern’s Showboat.
She was also one of nine singers chosen after extensive auditions in North America, Europe, and Australia, to appear at Tokyo Disney in the Broadway review ENCORE!
From 1991 - 2008 she was a frequent headliner and lead production singer/dancer on cruise ships and it was during this time she wrote EVERYTHING IS ROSIE (a one-woman show celebrating the life of Rosemary Clooney) and LADIES AND GENTLEMEN (a cabaret show celebrating the pioneers of traditional pop music such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, and Ella Fitzgerald). Each of the shows premiered in south Florida at the Winter Park Playhouse in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
Wendy is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, where she is currently serving as President of the NC Chapter. She is also a member of the Jazz Education Network, the Pan-American Vocology Association, the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Association of Popular Music Education, and Actors’ Equity Association.