Acclaimed Music Director Jenny Wong Conducts Syracuse Residency with Music Education Students

Dr. Jenny Wong, Associate Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, was in residence at Syracuse University across March 7 and 8, 2022.
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Jenny Wong with a music studentWong tutored four music education students (both graduate and undergraduate) in a conducting masterclass; taught about the music of Reena Esmail (an Indian-American Composer) and Frank Martin in Professor Wendy K. Moy’s choral literature classes (for choral music education majors and master choral conducting majors); and talked with graduate choral conducting students.

Working with Syracuse University choirs in rehearsal, Wong conducted two combined pieces, “I’ll Fly Away,” arranged by Shawn Kirchner and “My Heart Be Brave,” by Marques Garrett in a final concert.

Wong is a native of Hong Kong based in Los Angeles. In addition to being the Associate Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, this season marks her conducting debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, and the Pasadena Symphony and Pops. This year, she was one of nine national recipients of OPERA America’s inaugural Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors, for conducting Schoenberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire” and Kate Soper’s “Voices from the Killing Jar” with the Long Beach Opera, in collaboration with WildUp.

Learn more about the School of Education’s undergraduate and graduate programs in music education.