Wendy K. Moy
Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Choral Activities
Head of Music Education
Joined Connecticut College: 2013
M.M.E., Westminster Choir College
D.M.A., University of Washington
Wendy 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.
In Fall 2014 she conducted the Connecticut College Orchestra and Chamber Choir in a presentation of Handel's "Messiah."
Dr. Moy is a frequent clinician and guest conductor with ensembles of all levels. She also serves on the Connecticut American Choral Directors Association Board as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Youth and Student Activities. She performs with the professional choral ensemble, CONCORA, and can be heard frequently on faculty recitals.
A strong advocate for collaboration in the arts, Dr. Moy has spearheaded numerous projects with composers, dancers, visual artists and community music organizations. Most recently, she collaborated with Connecticut College professors Virginia Anderson, Mark Seto, and Lisa Race in a re-conceptualized production of Bernstein's "On the Town." Dr. Moy is also the co-founder and President of Chorosynthesis, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform the culture of American choral music through collaboration, sustainability, innovation, and excellence. Their next project is a concert of choral works and premieres on the theme of social justice.
Dr. Moy’s research focuses on the culture of singing communities and the factors that contribute to successful choral organizations. Her most recent project was an ethnographic study of the Seattle Men’s Chorus, the largest community chorus in North America and the largest gay men’s chorus in the world. Dr. Moy has given presentations on her research and curriculum/instruction at College Music Society Regional Conferences (Great Lakes and Northeastern Divisions), American Choral Directors Association State Conferences, and National Association for Music Education Conferences (NAfME.) Her next presentation, Empower Your Choral Program by Creating a Community Culture, will be at the NAfME 2015 National In-Service Conference.
Dr. 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.
View the music department website section "ensembles" to learn more about choral activities.
Wendy K. Moy
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320
218 Cummings Arts Center