enjoys a varied career in music, both as conductor and instrumentalist.
She holds a Masters Degree in Music Education (conducting) from Portland State University and a Master of Music Degree (flute performance) from Boston University.
Originally from Ashland, Oregon, Wendy
began conducting church choirs there in 1987.
Since 1999, she has served as Director of the Sanctuary Choir at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
leadership, choir membership at the church has grown from 28 to over 90 singers.
As a flutist, Wendy Bamonte
maintains an active schedule, performing with many orchestras in the Northwest, including the Portland Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Concertante, and the Eugene Symphony.
Before settling in Portland, she spent a year touring the country with the Broadway National Tour of Les Miserables.
Presently, Wendy Bamonte
makes her home in Southwest Portland with her husband Dave, a member of the Oregon Symphony
, and their two year old daughter, Emily.
The Sanctuary Choir of Lake Grove Presbyterian Church
, Lake Oswego, Oregon, under the direction of Wendy Bamonte
, is an all volunteer choral group of approximately 90 singers comprised of lawyers, doctors, teachers, and business people, just to name a few.