BM Baylor University
MM DePaul University
Born in Heredia, Costa Rica, Wagner Campos graduated from Baylor and
DePaul Universities. His main teachers were Dr. Richard Shanley, Larry
Combs and John Yeh.
His love for teaching has brought him to the faculties of the Costa
Rican Youth Symphony, Merit Music Program, Lake Forest Academy and the
Sherwood Conservatory. He has given masterclasses in Bogota, Colombia
and in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He coaches the woodwinds for the Protg
Philharmonic and the Classical Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to his dedication to teaching, he is also an active
freelancer performing with groups such as the Ravinia Festival
Orchestra, Joffrey Ballet Orchestra, AWRMusic, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago
Ensemble, Chicago Chamber Musicians, CSO Music Now and the Fulcrum Point
Some of his recent projects include a CD Recording, Romantic Songs
for Clarinet and Piano, under the Southport Label, a commissioned work
for clarinet and piano, Senderos que se bifurcan by Chuck Mason,
and a published set of songs for clarinet and piano by Claude Debussy.
In addition to his own recordings, he has recorded CD's with the San
Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, St. Charles
Chamber Singers and numerous jingles for TV and radio commercials.
As a guest artist outside Chicago, Wagner has participated in
concerts with the Symphonies of Milwaukee, Alabama and Charleston. He
has toured with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony and
the Gallician Symphony Orchestra. In 1998, he was invited to join the
San Francisco Ballet Orchestra for a full season as Principal
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