Wendy K. Moy
Assistant Professor of Music
Director, Connecticut College Chamber Choir
Head of Music Education
Joined Connecticut College: 2013
D.M.A., University of Washington (ABD); M.M.E., Westminster Choir College; B.A., Seattle Pacific University
Choral conducting and methods
Music education: pre-service and professional development
Culture of singing communities
Models of collaborative learning and music-making
Ms. Moy hails from Washington State where she taught secondary music for 12 years and directed choirs at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle Pacific University (SPU) and Tacoma Community College. Also active within the community, she was a guest conductor with the Seattle Women’s Chorus and Bellevue Chamber Chorus. Equally at home in the orchestral world, she served as an assistant conductor with the Cascade Youth Symphony Organization.
A strong advocate for collaboration in the arts, Ms. Moy has spearheaded numerous innovative projects with composers (Eric Whitacre and James Blachly), dancers and community music organizations. A recent highlight was conducting the Brahms Requiem in collaboration with UW, SPU, St. Mark's Cathedral and First Free Methodist Church.
Ms. Moy’s research focuses on the culture of singing communities and the factors that contribute to successful choral organizations. Her dissertation is an ethnographic study of the Seattle Men’s Chorus, the largest community chorus in North America. She has also given numerous presentations on curriculum, instruction, and learning through the arts. Most recently, she co-presented "Transforming the Choral Culture through Innovation, Collaboration, Sustainability, and Excellence" at the 2012 Northwest Music Educators Conference. She is the co-founder and President of Chorosynthesis, a national nonprofit organization whose vision is a world where the choral art and its communities are thriving and preeminent.
Ms. Moy studied conducting with Geoffrey Boers, Giselle Wyers, Eric Hanson and David Anderson. In addition, she was selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Bach Institute in Germany, the Conductors Retreat at Medomak with Ken Kiesler, the Westminster Chamber Choir with Joe Miller, the Tallis Scholar Summer School with Peter Philips, the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute/Transient Glory Symposium with Francisco Nunez, and the Yale/Norfolk Chamber Choir under the direction of Simon Carrington.