Wendy K. Moy

Wendy K. Moy

Associate Professor of Music
Director of Choral Activities
Head of Music Education

Joined Connecticut College: 2013

Sabbatical academic year 19-20

B.A., Seattle Pacific University
M.M.E., Westminster Choir College
D.M.A., University of Washington


Choral conducting and methods

Music education: pre-service and professional development

Culture of singing communities

Models of collaborative learning and music-making

Dr. Wendy K. Moy is an award-winning conductor, soprano, and nonprofit founder from Washington State. She is currently the Director of Choral Activities and Music Education at Connecticut College, the Director of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus, and the Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director of Chorosynthesis Singers. This ensemble recently released a double CD of new choral music premieres on the Centaur Records label and was named the 2nd place winner of The American Prize in Choral Performance, professional division. 


Dr. Moy also continues to perform as a soprano soloist and sings with the Connecticut Choral Artists (CONCORA) and Chorosynthesis Singers. An advocate for collaboration and new music, Dr. Moy has helped to spearhead international calls for scores on themes of social consciousness. She has premiered/commissioned numerous new works by both established and emerging composers.

Dr. Moy has directed ensembles at the collegiate, community, and K-12 levels. For 12 years, she taught instrumental and choral music at the secondary level in Washington State. During that time, her ensembles were invited to perform at the Northwest Music Educator Conventions. She went on to serve as interim conductor of the Seattle Pacific University Chamber Singers and directed them in their annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas at Benaroya Hall. Dr. Moy has also held the position of the Director of Choral Music at Tacoma Community College, Director of the University of Washington Women's Chorus, Guest Music Director of the Bellevue Chamber Chorus, and Guest Conductor of the Seattle Women's Chorus. 

Equally at home in the orchestral world, Dr. Moy has held the positions of chamber music coordinator and assistant conductor with the Cascade Youth Symphony Organization. She has conducted the Connecticut College Orchestra and conducts the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus in its annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah. Dr. Moy has appeared as guest conductor with choruses and orchestras on three continents including the Shenzhen Alpha Youth Chorus, the Coral Universitário Gazzi de Sá, the Rhode Island All-State Senior High School Chorus, and the Heartland High School Honor Choir. In January 2020, she will be conducting the Connecticut Eastern Region High School Mixed Choir. 

Dr. Moy was named the third-place winner of The American Prize in Choral Conducting, professional division, an American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) International Conducting Fellow, and a conducting associate at the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute/Transient Glory Symposium. She was also selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Bach Institute, the Conductors Retreat at Medomak, the Westminster Chamber Choir, the Tallis Scholar Summer School, and the Yale/Norfolk Chamber Choir at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.

Dr. Moy's research focuses on the culture of thriving singing communities and the factors that contribute to successful choral organizations. As an educator and conductor, she focuses on fostering social consciousness, equity, and inclusion through choral music. Dr. Moy has presented on both of these areas at regional conferences sponsored by ACDA and the College Music Society; national conferences sponsored by ACDA, National Association for Music Education, and Chorus America; and international conferences sponsored by the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research and the GALA Choruses Association. In Fall 2019, she will serve as the moderator and panelist on the subject of culture, programming, and performance at the biennial conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization. Dr. Moy has been interviewed for featured articles in The Choral Journal, The Voice of Chorus America, and Teaching Music Journal on the subjects of entrepreneurship, culture-building, and diversity in the choral arts. She writes for the Music in a Minuet blog produced by NAfME and her research on the Seattle Men’s Chorus will soon be published by Oxford University Press.

Dr. Moy is a co-founder of Chorosynthesis, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is totransform the culture of American choral music through collaboration, sustainability, innovation, and excellence. She serves on the ACDA Standing Committee on International Activities and reviews music grants for the National Endowment for the Arts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Seattle Pacific University, a Master of Music Education with an emphasis in choral music from Westminster Choir College, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington. For more information, please visit www.wendymoy.com.


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Wendy K. Moy
Connecticut College
Box # MUSIC/Cummings Arts Center
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320


218 Cummings Arts Center