|Country||United States of America|
|Categories||Classical, Electronic, Soundtrack/Film Music|
Wayne was born in Cleveland, Ohio, 1949 and now resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University, having earned a B.S in Chemistry. He is married and has one son, Andy. Wayne enjoys playing piano, guitar, and hammered dulcimer. Wayne was Eastern Regional hammered dulcimer champion in 1985 having won the grand prizes at the Historic Roscoe Village and Bob Evans Farm Festivals. He has recorded one album, "WILDWOOD", which features Appalachian and original folk music.
Wayne began composing at Ohio State but only recently set aside time for serious music work. He is self-taught and credits Dr. Samuel Adlers' "The Study of Orchestration" 2nd Edition with providing his composition / theory skills. Wayne's musical philosophy is summed up in his own words:
"Classical composition is my heart's voice. I believe music should glorify God, serve as a resource for enjoyment, a place to have your spirit touched, lifted, and re-energized. For me, the best musical vehicle to accomplish this goal is tonal and structured compositions. Music usually reflects the times in which it was written.
Today's music is no exception. Unfortunately, the narcissism, irresponsibility, and anger (rage) of our society is reflected in some of today's music. Personally, I find no enjoyment from works that are thus conceived. It is my opinion that a lot of today's serious composers neglect one very important music ingredient... The listener. One only has to look at the drop off in concert attendances to see we have a problem. Please understand that I am neither condemning anyone nor their musical style. However, it does appear our generation has turned it's back on the 'serious music audience'; today's audience does not (maybe can't) understand most of today's serious music (probably because it's not written for them, i.e. the patrons, the listeners).
It is my hope, having said the above, you may understand the essence and purpose of my writing." —Wayne Peppercorn