WENDY LOOMIS: About Wendy
WENDY LOOMIS - COMPOSER/PIANIST/PRODUCER/EDUCATOR
"Composer/pianist Wendy Loomis paints with a broad palette of jazz, classical, new age, avant garde and world colors, fusing styles ranging from Debussy to Thelonius Monk." (Kelley Dolan, NoHands Records)
Award-winning composer Wendy Loomis has written music for independent film, performing ensembles COPUS and PHOENIX RISING, and recordings. She has released eight CDs of her musical works: "Ascension" (Phoenix Rising); "Anything I Perceive" (vocal single); "Jah Provide" (Copus trilogy); "Whispers" (Phoenix Rising); "The Fool" (Copus single); "Piano + Friends" (solo piano); "Later Than You Think" (Copus); "strange conjunction" (solo piano). In addition, her compositions have appeared on numerous compilations.
Wendy has just started working with vocalist/songwriter Angelica Ullrich (aka GeeLyric). Born in Tadjikistan, raised in Germany, and currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area Angelica brings a new voice of mystery to Wendy's creations. Check out a sample of AWE (AngelicWendyExperience) on the Musical Projects page.
Recently Wendy's composition "Egyptian Fantasy" performed by Phoenix Rising (Monica Williams, flute; Wendy Loomis, piano) was included in the documentary film by Lillie Paquette titled: "We Are Egypt: The Story Behind the Revolution". It is scheduled for national release in late 2012. In August 2010 the short film 'Virgin of the Candles' by Argentinian-born writer/director Victoria Giordana was premiered at the Latino International Film Festival. Wendy's filmscore made its debut at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood (see 'Filmscore' page for a clip).
Wendy has had four of her works for flute choir premiered at the Civic Arts Center in Walnut Creek. Her work 'East West Suite' was commissioned and performed by Flock of Flutes at their May 2008 10th anniversary celebration. She received the ASCAPlus award for composition four times; Honorable Mention in worldwide songwriting competition hosted by Unisong; and the Elite Artist Award (for ensemble "Copus") from MusicDish.com. 'Ascension' was nominated for 'best acoustic album' by the LA Music Awards and individual tracks were nominated for 'best new age' and 'best classical' by the Hollywood Music and Media Awards.
As President and co-founder of independent music label Copus Music LLC, Wendy is experienced in all aspects of the music business including creation, production, performance, marketing, and publishing. She is the composer/pianist for piano-flute duo "Phoenix Rising" and spoken word/jazz ensemble "Copus".
Educating future musicians is a passion for Wendy. She teached private piano lessons at her San Francisco studio, directs a drumming meditation in Berkeley, and co-leads workshops in percussion with world flutes.
Wendy earned her master's degree in education from Syracuse University and bachelor's degree in creative arts from Denison University. As a solo pianist, and with various ensembles - Wendy has performed in London, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Pittsfield, Nashville, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.