A Northeast Ohio native, Dr. Wendt is a musical artist and multimedia specialist. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Memphis and his Master of Music degree from Illinois State University, both in trumpet performance with concentrations in Music Technology. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University in Music Education. As an adjunct instructor he teaches Digital Music Production and Composition, Technology Assisted Music Teaching and Learning, and directs the Case Pop Music Ensemble. Beyond his formal education, he doubles on drum set, actively composes, and has performed internationally. His research areas include the effects of modern recording technology on trumpet pedagogy and recently, integrating spatial audio with 360 video and virtual reality. As a multimedia specialist and entrepreneur he owns a production company specializing in both professional video and audio while he continues to actively perform, compose, and collaborate with artists.