B i o g r a p h y
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Wendelin has lived in Wisconsin since 2001. Prior to that, she lived and performed in San Diego, Boston and New York City. While in Boston, she received her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music with the honor of “Distinction in Performance”. Her Bachelor of Music Degree was earned from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2014 Wendelin received her Level 3 certification of Somatic Voicework (sm) The LoVetri Method at The Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute of Shenandoah University in Virginia.
Wendelin has performed in numerous operas, operettas and musicals with the Skylight Opera Theatre, Sarasota Opera Company, Central City Opera Company, Chautauqua Opera Company, Brown Opera Company, Longwood Opera Company, The Moonlight Amphitheater, Paper Mill Playhouse, and the North Shore Music Theater. Some of her favorite roles include the Countess in “Le Nozze Di Figaro”, Rosalinda in “Die Fledermaus”, Jenny Lind in “Barnum”, Guilietta in “The Tales of Hoffmann”, the and Lady Thiang in “The King & I”. Locally she performed the role of Mother Abbess in “Sound of Music” with the Port Summer Theater, and as Mother in “Ragtime” with the Menomonee Falls Patio Players. Past engagements include performances with the Lakeshore Symphonic Band, The Messiah with the St. Peter's Choral, Soprano Soloist in "The Armed Man" with the Monomonee Symphony Orchestra, and soloist with the Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee. Upcoming performances in October 2023 as Soprano Soloist in Will Todd's "Mass in Blue" with the Bel Canto Chorus.
Voice Type: Soprano
Specialties: Classical, Opera, Broadway,
Contemporary Commercial Styles
Ms. Lockett’s concert work includes performances as guest Soprano soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Lakeshore Symphonic Band, St Johns Cathedral, the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra, St Peters Chorale in St Louis, San Diego Chamber Chorale, Concordia University in Irvine, the Fall River Symphony Orchestra, the Newton Choral Society, the Masterworks Chorale in Boston, Faculty Recitals at Concordia University and Cardinal Stritch University as well as a variety of concerts and recitals throughout Wisconsin, Missouri, Maryland and Southern California. She has also performed in a number of concerts with the New York Choral Artists in concert with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Handel & Haydn Society in Boston. In July 2014, Wendelin was a guest soloist at the National Children's Hospital in Washington D.C., performing for patients, parents and staff.
Wendelin is a Vocal Instructor at Concordia University in Mequon, and has held positions on the Vocal Faculty at Cardinal Stritch University, Alverno College and Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. She is a recipient of the Certificate of Excellence in Studio Teaching by the Civic Music Of Milwaukee . She is a past board member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the owner of Wendelin Lockett Music Arts Studio, teaching voice and piano as a private instructor, with over 25 years of teaching experience. Her students have been winners of the Ruth DeYoung Kohler Award, Washington County Concerto Competition, Exemplary Awards at the Wisconsin Solo & Ensemble Festival, and winners and finalists in the Wisconsin NATS auditions. In 2016 Wendelin adjudicated for the Hal Leonard Voice Competition and often presents Masterclasses in numerous Wisconsin schools.