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About Omar Wingo

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Omar Wingo
Senior Sales Associate
Location: Gastonia, NC
Speaks: English, Spanish
Expertise: Woodwinds

Get to know Omar Wingo

Omar Wingo is a professional freelance musician and educator who began his studies at Gardner-Webb University and transferred to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is currently on hiatus from school but has achieved senior standing in the Bachelor of Arts in Music at UNCC. His primary concentration is clarinet, but he has also studied privately and performed on various instruments at the collegiate level. He was twice named the Most Outstanding Member of the GWU Symphonic Band, was principal clarinet the UNCC Symphonic Band, and won the principal clarinet chair in the esteemed UNCC Wind Ensemble.

While more at home in the Classical idiom, Omar also enjoys performing as a Jazz musician and pit orchestra woodwind doubler. He has performed in the music pit of the Spartanburg Little Theatre (woodwinds) as well as with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra (saxophone). He currently performs with the Ol’ 74 Big Band (2nd alto sax) based in Rutherford County, and serves as the pianist for Life in the Harvest Christian Center in Concord, NC.

Omar holds the rank of Specialist in the United States Army Reserve as a saxophonist with the 208th Army Band under the command of Chief Warrant Officer Robert Slade. His duties have taken him all over the United States in various musical and administrative capacities to include ceremonial parades, Jazz Combo, Big Band, and Concert Band.

Omar’s main instrumental teachers include Dr. Jessica Lindsey (clarinet, UNCC), Dr. Mattox Whitfield (Classical saxophone, GWU), Dr. Will Campbell (Jazz saxophone, UNCC), Tony Hayes and Wally West (Jazz saxophone, GWU), Staff Sergeant Geoffry Pennington (U.S. Army School of Music), Dr. Oland Summers (bassoon, GWU), Bob Campbell (horn, GWU), Dave Wulfeck (trombone, GWU), Dr. Carolyn Billings (piano, GWU), Patricia Harrelson (voice, GWU), and Patrick McGinty (percussion, GWU).

Outside of music, Omar enjoys learning foreign languages and cultures having studied Spanish, French, German, and American Sign Language.
Omar Wingo works at:
940 E Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28054
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