Tracy Wong is a choral conductor, music educator, vocalist, pianist, and composer. She holds a Doctor in Musical Arts and Master in Music Performance (Choral Conducting) degrees from the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt. At U of T, Tracy was the co-conductor of the Women’s Chorus, and assistant conductor of Women’s Chamber Choir and MacMillan Singers. She is also a proud recipient of the 2016 & 2017 Elmer Iseler National Graduate Fellowship in Choral Conducting.
Currently, Tracy is the Assistant Professor and Choral Director at McMaster University’s School of the Arts, conductor of the Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir, and guest artist of the Hamilton Children’s Choir. Tracy has led choirs in Malaysia and Canada, and her choral works have been published and performed by Malaysian, North American, and European choirs at international competitions and festivals. She has also conducted workshops for choirs in Malaysia, Brunei, Canada, USA, France, and Portugal.
Tracy has completed the compilation of Nancy Telfer’s choral compositions, a resource for music educators and choral directors. This has led to her doctoral research, “From Page to Performance Through Pedagogy: The Choral Legacy of Nancy Telfer.” Research interests: choral composition and pedagogy, and performance practice and movement in Southeast Asian folk-based choral music.