Joseph Wenda is an active performer, avid educator, and adventurous arranger. He strives for individuality in style and programming; recitals often include works by living composers, original performing editions of older works, and original chamber transcriptions. His dissertation, “Two Chamber Transcriptions Featuring the Oboe from Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59,” takes two of the most well-known scenes from the work out of the opera house and onto the small stage.
Dr. Wenda was appointed as Assistant Professor of Oboe at the Oklahoma City University in 2019. In addition to his university teaching duties, he is the Operations Coordinator for the Wanda L. Bass Music Center and is on faculty at Killington Music Festival (Killington, VT). He earned his undergraduate degree from Central Washington University, his master’s at the Pennsylvania State University, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Miami.