Dr. Waage has been active as a professional musician and educator for over 30 years. His primary instrument is bass trombone, and is active as a conductor and as a performer on tenor trombone, euphonium, and tuba.
He is currently the Bandmaster at Wentworth Military Academy and College in Lexington, Missouri, where he directs the band and teaches college music courses. He also maintains an active private studio at his home in Independence, Missouri.
He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. His Master of Arts degree is from the University of Central Missouri, and his Bachelor of Science in Music is from William Jewell College. His teachers include Dr. JoDee Davis, Dr. David Stagg, Doug Bundy, Ben Gowler, and Shawn Campbell, and he has performed in masterclasses with Dr. Abbie Conant and Mark Lawrence.
Dr. Waage currently performs with the Medical Arts Symphony, the Northland Cathedral Orchestra, the Lexington Wind Symphony, and serves as assistant conductor for the Northland Cathedral Orchestra.
His performing credits include the Liberty (Mo.) Symphony, Topeka (Kan.) Symphony, the St. Joseph (Mo.) Symphony, Marshall's Band (Topeka, Kan.), the Western Missouri British Brass Band, the Boulevard Big Band (Kansas City, Mo.), and the Topeka (Kan.) Jazz Workshop.
Dr. Waage has presented recitals and masterclasses throughout the Midwest. In 2011, he was one of the featured soloists for Mississppi State University's Brass Week.
He has been the associate webmaster and classifieds manager for the Online Trombone Journal - www.trombone.org - since 1997.
His primary instrument is an Edwards B-454 with a 1045CF bell and B-DBN slide. He uses a Giddings & Webster Don Harwood Signature mouthpiece, JoRal mutes, Hetman oils and Yamaha slide lubricants.
Dr. Waage currently lives in Independence, Missouri with his wife of over 20 years, Kathy, their four children (Christian, Courtney, Eric, and Kaitlyn), their two dogs (Sidney and Hollister), and the cat.
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