Wendy Bamonte 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, she began conducting choirs there in 1987. Since 1999, she has served as Director of the Sanctuary Choir, and in 2007 she was named Director of Music Ministries at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Under her leadership choir membership has grown from 28 to over 100 singers.
As a flutist, Wendy maintains an active schedule, performing with many orchestras in the Northwest. She holds positions in the Portland Chamber Orchestra and Eugene Symphony. Before settling in Portland she spent a year touring the country with the Broadway National Tour of Les Miserables. Presently, Wendy makes her home in Southwest Portland with her husband Dave, a member of the Oregon Symphony, and their 11-year-old daughter, Emily. Wendy says, “I am very excited to work with the ALC, the board, and the wonderful singers of the PSC. I am looking forward to showcasing newer works and larger choral/orchestral pieces and connecting to the community through PSC’s artistic excellence.”