Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra

Wayman C McCoy III


Wayman C. McCoy, III began studying the violin at the age of eight with Philip Teibel of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a member of  the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra and participated in numerous regional and state wide orchestral music festivals including the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA)All State Chamber Orchestra. After High School, he pursued a pre-medical curriculum at Oberlin College and was a member of the Chamber Orchestra directed by Robert Baustian. He toured the Southeastern U.S. with the Oberlin Choir and Chamber Orchestra directed by Dr. Daniel Moe. Wayman received a B.S. in Zoology and an MBA in Health Services Administration from Howard University. He was Concertmaster for three albums recorded with the Howard University Jazz Ensemble; and has appeared as session violinist and soloist for numerous recordings including: Donnie McClurkin, Herb Fame, Julia Nixon, Joy Lippard, and Richard Smallwood. He is also a member of Strings for Christ, and Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra.

Wayman was Concertmaster for The Phantom of the DC Performing Arts Center featuring mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves in 2007. He has been a member of Soulful Symphony led by Founder & Artistic Director Darin Atwater since its inception in February, 2000 and was a contractor with the Symphony from 2003-2010. He is currently Personnel Manager of the American Studio Orchestra (ASO) in Baltimore, MD. Wayman began serving as US Concert Manager for acclaimed Violinist Ji-Hae Park from Seoul, Korea in 2012. He performed at the Latino Inaugural 2013 at the Kennedy Center Opera House with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra (PASO) under the direction of Sergio Alessandro Buslje. PASO accompanied Raul Esparza, Juan Diego Florez, Rita Moreno, and Chita Rivera in honor of the presidential inauguration and Latino arts and culture. Wayman is Concertmaster of the McLean Bible Church orchestra and is mentored by acclaimed violinist Amy Beth Horman; Washington DC. He lives in Germantown, MD.