Dr. Tracy Wong hails from Malaysia and is a choral conductor, music educator, composer, vocalist, and pianist. She advocates for repertoire-based music education and her choral works support the development of vocal technique, musicianship skills, and artistry. Her music shows the merge of different lived experiences, languages and musical elements that continue to influence her composition writing.
Currently residing in Ontario, Canada, Dr. Wong is the Assistant Professor of Choral Studies at Western University, where she conducts Chorale and Les Choristes ensembles and teaches choral conducting. She holds a Doctor in Musical Arts (Choral Conducting) degree from the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt. She is a two-time recipient of the Elmer Iseler National Graduate Fellowship in Choral Conducting and was the 2019 Canadian Composer Feature for the Canadian Kodály Journal, Alla Breve. She is also the Choir Conductor for Organization of American Kodály Educators’s 2024 National Conference’s Concert Treble Choir.
Tracy collaborates regularly with choral organizations on conducting events, commissioned choral projects, and residencies, and her pieces are featured at numerous reading sessions. Tracy’s choral works are available on her website, Cypress Choral Music (Canada), Graphite Publishing (US), Oxford University Press (UK) and Young Choral Academy (Malaysia) and have been performed by choirs at international competitions and festivals. For more information, please visit www.tracywongmusic.com