Wayman C. McCoy III, instructor, performer and concertmaster, began studying the violin at the age of eight with Philip Teibel of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and participated in numerous regional and state-wide orchestral music festivals. He was a member of the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra throughout High School under Pamela Gearhart and John Landis. He also performed with the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All State Chamber Orchestra at the Concord Hotel in Lake Kiamesha, NY under the direction of Vytautus Marijosius of the Hart School of Music.
After graduating from High School, he pursued a pre-medical curriculum at Oberlin College and was a member of the Chamber Orchestra directed by Robert Baustian. While at Oberlin, he toured the Southeastern U.S. with the Oberlin Choir and Chamber Orchestra directed by Dr. Daniel Moe.
He received a BS, Zoology and an MBA, Health Services Administration from Howard University.
As an undergraduate at Howard, he was concertmaster for three albums he recorded with the Howard University Jazz Ensemble. He has appeared as session violinist and soloist for numerous recordings including Donnie McClurkin, Herb Fame, Julia Nixon, and Richard Smallwood. He is also a member ofStrings for Christ, and Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra.
He was concertmaster for “The Phantom of the DC Performing Arts Center” featuring mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves sponsored by Friends of Carter Barron Foundation for the Performing Arts in Summer 2007.
He has been a member ofSoulful 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 Management Advisor for acclaimed Violinist Ji-Hae Park from Seoul, Korea in February 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 has been a member of the teaching staff for the Liya Summer Music Camp USA and Ukraine. He is Principal at WMcCoy Staffing which specializes in healthcare placement and resides in Germantown, MD with his wife Lynn and cats, Lady and Kodi.