Wendy Moy

Wendy Moy
Assistant Professor
Phone: 315.443.6233
Address: 108A Crouse College

Wendy K. Moy is a dual assistant professor of music education in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Education at Syracuse University.


  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting, University of Washington
  • Master of Music Education, Westminster Choir College
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, Seattle Pacific University
  • Washington State Teaching Certificate

Research & Scholarship

Moy's research focuses on the culture of singing communities and the cultivation of social capital in successful choral organizations. She has presented her ethnographic research on the Seattle Men's Chorus, the largest gay men's chorus in the world and the largest community chorus in North America, at conferences sponsored by the ACDA; College Music Society; GALA Choruses; National Association for Music Education (NAfME); and Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research. Oxford University Press recently published her study in Together in Music: Participation, Co-Ordination, and Creativity in Ensembles. Moy has also presented on fostering equity, diversity, and culture in the choral rehearsal and performance through the music of social consciousness at the Chorus America and the National Collegiate Choral Organization Conferences. She writes for the NAfME Music in a Minuet blog and has been interviewed for featured articles in The Choral Journal, The Voice of Chorus America, and Teaching Music Journal on the subjects of entrepreneurship and culture-building in the choral arts.

Moy is the co-founder and co-artistic director of the professional chamber ensemble, Chorosynthesis Singers. They recently released on the Centaur Records label Empowering Silenced Voices, a 2-CD collection of new music on themes of social consciousness and established the Empowering Silenced Voices Database for Socially Conscious Choral Music. Selected as an American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) International Conducting Fellow, Moy made her international conducting debut with the Coral da Universidade Federal da Gazzi de Sá at the Festival Paraibano de Coros in João Pessoa, Brazil. She soon followed this with her Asia conducting debut in Shenzhen, China.


Moy's honors include being selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Bach Institute in Germany, the Westminster Chamber Choir with Joe Miller, the Tallis Scholar Summer School with Peter Phillips, the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute/Transient Glory Symposium as a conducting associate with Francisco Nuñez, and the Yale/Norfolk Chamber Choir under the direction of Simon Carrington. She was named the 3rd place winner of The American Prize in Choral Conducting, professional division in 2017. Under her co-direction, Chorosynthesis Singers was named the 2nd place winner of The American Prize in Choral Performance, professional division with a special citation for Extraordinary Commitment to New Music in 2018.

Courses Taught

Moy teaches undergraduate and graduate coursework in music education, conducting, vocal techniques, rehearsal techniques, choral literature, and directs the Crouse Chorale in the Setnor School of Music.