Wayne Linehan holds degrees from The State University College at Fredonia, New York (Bachelor of Music in Education) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (Master of Fine Arts in Trumpet Performance), and is currently working on his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. Linehan has been an active performer since securing the position of Second Trumpet with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra in 1983, performing with Capital Brass, MSO Brass Quintet, Mississippi Opera, Meridian Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the International Ballet Competition Orchestra. He has also played with the Chattanooga Symphony, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Missouri Chamber Orchestra (MOSSPAC).
Before moving to Jackson, Wayne played with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (extra trumpet), the Buffalo Pops Orchestra (principal trumpet), Johnny Mathis (lead trumpet), and the New York production of Camelot with Richard Harris (principal trumpet). Mr. Linehan is also an adjunct professor of music at Mississippi College where he teaches brass methods and trumpet lessons, and directs the Jazz Ensemble.
In addition to performing, Mr. Linehan has a diverse conducting background is has been Music Director and Conductor of the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra since 2001.