Associate Professor of Music - Department Chair
Office Address: 207 Scheide
- Bachelor of Science, West Chester University 1991
- Master of Music, Indiana University 1997
- Doctor of Music, Indiana University 2010
- First Year Seminar
- MUSC 160: Wooster Singers
- MUSC 161: Wooster Chorus
- MUSC 306: Choral Conducting
- MUSC 290 Foundations of Music Education
- MUSC 343 Methods and Materials for Teaching Secondary Choral and General Music
Biography, Performance, and Research
Lisa Wong is an Associate Professor of Music at The College of Wooster, where she directs the Wooster Chorus, the Wooster Singers, and teaches courses in conducting, choral literature, and music education. In addition to her duties at the college, Dr. Wong is on the conducting staff of The Cleveland Orchestra as Assistant Director of Choruses. In this capacity, she assists in preparing the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Blossom Festival Chorus for performances throughout the season. She is also in her fourth season as Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus.
Under Dr. Wong’s direction, the Wooster Chorus has been selected to perform at the Central Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association, and selected twice (2014 and 2016) to perform at the state conference of the Ohio Music Education Association. In 2015, the Chorus was named as a finalist for The American Prize in Choral Performance. Wong has premiered twelve new works with the Wooster Chorus, including Jake Runestad’s Ner Ner. (2015)
Dr. Wong has worked with students of all levels, ranging from pre-kindergarten through college. Prior to her appointment at Wooster, she was active as a music educator for sixteen years in public and private schools in New York, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. A strong advocate for music education, Dr. Wong remains active as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator. She has presented her work at several music conferences and is frequently invited to work with students and educators in clinics and workshops. In 2013, she was invited to Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya as a part of Tunaweza Kimuziki, and in 2015 was selected as a conductor for Conducting 21C: Musical Leadership for a New Century in Stockholm, Sweden.
Dr. Wong has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from West Chester University, and Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees in Choral Conducting from Indiana University.