Bio

                       

ABOUT WENDY ...

WENDY LOOMIS is a San Francisco-based composer who has won the ASCAP award for composition 4 times, released 16 CDs, and has performed with various ensembles nationally and internationally.  Scheduled for summer release 2018 comes Wendy's 17th CD - "High Tech, High Touch" - a contemporary instrumental exploration of our fascination with technology.

Spoken word jazz band COPUS recently had single "We All Bleed Red (Steady for Justice)" in GRAMMY consideration for 'best rap song'.  Additionally, Wendy's compositions for COPUS and ambient duo Phoenix Rising have received namonations from the Hollywood Music and Media Awards, the Los Angeles Music Awards and the Unisong International Song Competition in the categories of jazz, world, and contemporary classical.  Her music can be heard on Sirius XM, Comcast, Music Channel, Spotify, iTunes, Pandora and Rhapsody. 

Wendy's music has been included in many independent films including "Lea", "Tragic", We Are Egypt" and "Virgin of the Candles". 

In December 2013 Wendy performed one of her piano compositions in Havana, Cuba as part of the American Composers Salon at the Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas.  In February 2014, Wendy was in Columbus, Ohio delivering a pre-concert talk at Capital University where one of her chamber music compositions was performed.   She also has had numerous commissioned works performed by the Flock of Flutes ensemble in Northern California. 

“This is musicianship and songwriting at its best…COPUS could become legendary if given the opportunity to thrive!” ~Michael Allison, MusicDish.com.  

"Mystical, lyrical, dramatic at times and always thoughtful and emotionally compelling, the dual musical vision of composer Wendy Loomis (piano) and arranger Monica Williams (flute) drives a deep sense of transcendence and spirituality that can only be captured in metaphoric terms."   ~Mark S. Tucker, FAME

Wendy is the co-founder of an independent music label; produces “Poets & Composers Salon” (a monthly house concert series); teaches piano at her private studio; and leads a drumming as meditation group.  

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. 

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 Beijing, London, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, Pittsfield, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.