Wendi Turk has enjoyed tremendous musical opportunities as a keyboard collaborative artist, musical director, and educator since 1985. Wendi’s vocal and instrumental coaching has prepared young artists for national and international recitals, auditions and competitions such as the regional Metropolitan Opera auditions, Spotlight and Young Artist competitions, and the prestigious Eisteddfodd competition in Wales. As a choral collaborator, she has performed with choirs on various concert stages and cathedrals in China, Wales, Ireland, England, Eastern Europe, Germany and the United States under the direction of Michelle Jensen (Azusa Pacific University Chamber Singers), John Byun (Riverside Community College/Temecula Valley Master Chorale), and Dr. Jonathan Talberg (CSU Long Beach). As a member of ACDA, SCVA and NCCO, Wendi has collaborated with renowned clinicians such as Charlene Archibeque, Eric Whitacre, Richard Burchard, Josh Haberman, Geoffrey Boers, Jo-Michael Schiebe, and John Alexander. She currently accompanies ensembles and soloists at Azusa Pacific University, Citrus College, Santa Ana USD, and St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Wendi is also in demand as a musical director/conductor in the field of musical theater. Most recently, Wendi has collaborated on projects at Mt. San Jacinto College, Citrus College, Fullerton College, Riverside Community College, and with Southern California community theater companies such as Worldwide Theatrical Productions, Broadway Gardens, Candlelight Dinner Theater and Christian Youth Theater. Recent show credits include Mary Poppins, Spelling Bee, Bye Bye Birdie, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dogfight, Godspell, Shrek, Les Miserables, Ragtime, Legally Blonde, Wizard of Oz, and the award-winning performance of Sweeney Todd.
In 2016, Wendi completed a Master’s degree program in Keyboard Collaborative Arts at Azusa Pacific University under the teaching of Dr. Joel Clifft (USC), Dr. Eugene Alcalay (Julliard), and Dr. Cheryl Lin Fielding (Julliard). She lives in Murrieta with her husband, David, and son, Steven, and credits the Lord for her accomplishments.