Music Staff

Ken Wendt DMA

Manager of Audio/Visual Services

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Ken Wendt is Manager of Audio/Visual Services at Church of the Covenant.  He is also a professional musician, multimedia specialist, educator, and consultant.  Ken is native to Northeast Ohio and also serves as the Information Technology Coordinator for the CWRU Department of Music where, in addition, he teaches, develops curriculum, and recruits for two music technology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as an adjunct instructor.   Wendt received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Memphis in 2010 where he specialized in trumpet performance with a minor concentration in music technology. His dissertation researched the effects of modern recording technology on trumpet pedagogy. Most recently Wendt Co-authored Listening Lessons in the Early Childhood Music Classroom featured in General Music Today with CWRU professor of music education, Dr. Lisa Huisman Koops.

Inspired by the powerful combination of music and visual storytelling, Dr. Wendt creates original works giving equal attention to the production of both aural and visual landscapes.  He is the principal and owner of, Media216, a Cleveland based media arts production company providing professional audio and video services.   He works with local and national artists including Grammy Award-winning Apollo’s Fire, and Neosonicfest, and the leading artists and performers of Northeast Ohio.  Ken produces professional podcasts that include interviews with Dennis Kucinich, CNN’s Van Jones, and 2011 Guggenheim Fellow artist Kasumi.  He works regularly with artists, non-profit organizations, and large companies.

As an active artist across several disciplines, Wendt has directed short films and documentaries,  performed as an international musician, and continues to write, record, and perform original compositions.  His performance discography includes classical and jazz recordings with Albany Records and Select-O-Hits. In 2018, he was selected as Pierre Huyghe’s Name Announcer, a 2018 performance art acquisition at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the museum’s first-ever performance art piece.