Frank Wagner was born in Levittown, New York. He studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts graduating in 1980. During the following two years, he began his professional career while studying brass and percussion instruments at Hofstra University in Uniondale, New York. He has performed all over the world in a host of musical settings including: all star jazz bands, Broadway shows, national tours, recording sessions, cabaret, society bands, and classical orchestras. He has taught music throughout his career in a variety of capacities. Mr. Wagner served as a faculty member at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City.
In 1989, Mr. Wagner returned to formal study and entered the City College of New York as an art major with a minor in psychology. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in December 1993, magna cum laude and was admitted into Phi Beta Kappa. In the fall of 1995, Mr. Wagner was accepted into New York University’s Music Therapy Program and in 1997 graduated with a Master’s Degree in Art. For the past twenty years, he has been practicing Music Therapy at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health center in Brooklyn New York. In addition to working as a music therapist, Mr. Wagner is an adjunct professor at Queensborough Community College teaching composition and jazz theory and is a visiting professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York.
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