Conductor - Chorale and Les Choristes
Office: MB 245
Phone: 519-661-2111 x84325
Dr. Wong is the Assistant Professor of Choral Studies at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, where she conducts Chorale and Les Choristes ensembles, and teaches choral conducting. She also serves as the Conductor of the Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir in Kitchener, Ontario. Dr. Wong was previously an Assistant Professor at McMaster University where she conducted the University Choir and Cantemus Ensemble, and taught a variety of conducting, choral methods, music education, and history courses.
Dr. Wong holds a Doctor in Musical Arts and Master in Music Performance (Choral Conducting) degrees from the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt. She is also a proud recipient of the 2016 and 2017 Elmer Iseler National Graduate Fellowship in Choral Conducting, and 2018-19 McMaster University Student Union Teaching Award.
Dr. Tracy Wong hails from Malaysia and is a choral conductor, music educator, composer, vocalist, and pianist. She is passionate about helping choral educators to provide unique experiences for their students through collaborative commissions, customized workshops, festivals, and artist residencies. She does this through focusing on the balance of performance practice considerations, vocal and acoustic explorations, and choral artistry and heart. As an active clinician and educator, Dr. Wong had conducted workshops for choirs in North America, Malaysia, Brunei, France, Ireland, and Portugal.
Dr. Wong’s choral works are available on her website as well as Cypress Choral Music (Canada), Graphite Publishing (US), and Young Choral Academy (Malaysia). They have been performed by Malaysian, North American, European, and Southeast Asian choirs at international competitions and festivals.