Wayne Linehan earned degrees in music from the State University College at Fredonia, New York and the State University of New York at Buffalo and is presently pursuing a DMA at USM. A trumpeter with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, he performs with the Capital Brass, MSO Brass Quintet, Mississippi Opera, Meridian Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the International Ballet Competition Orchestra. He has played with The Buffalo Symphony Orchestra, The Buffalo Pops Orchestra, Johnny Mathis, and the New York production of Camelot. He is an adjunct professor at Mississippi College and Millsaps College. As a conductor, he organized and directed the Jackson Trumpet Ensemble and the Mississippi Brass Choir and has been a band director at the college, high school, and junior high school levels. For two years he conducted a professional orchestra made up of MSO personnel for St. James episcopal Church's celebration of Epiphany "Baroque by Candlelight."