B.Mus - University of New Castle, AUS M.Mus (Conducting) - University of Toronto DMA (Conducting) - University of Toronto
Perak, Malaysia - Toronto, ON
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Tracy Wong hails from Perak, Malaysia and is a choral conductor, music educator, vocalist, and pianist. She has completed a Doctor in Musical Arts (Choral Conducting) degree at the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt after obtaining a Master in Music Performance (Choral Conducting) at the same institution. At the Faculty of Music, she is the Co-Conductor of the Women’s Chorus (2015-16, 2017-18). She is also a proud recipient of the Elmer Iseler National Graduate Fellowship in Choral Conducting (2016, 2017). Tracy’s choral works have been published and performed by Malaysian, Canadian, European, and American choirs at international competitions and festivals. She has also recently completed the compilation of Canadian composer Nancy Telfer's choral compositions, a resource for music educators and choral directors.
Wau Bulan* - SA or SAB (can be modified for any choir's needs) w/ percussion, moderately easy."Wau Bulan" is a folk song and dance that originates from Malaysia. It is performed in the Dikir Barat style whereby performers sit in rows on the floor / stage to sing and do choreographed hand and body movements. The flexibility of this style of performance allows the music to be adapted to various settings and performers. Performers are also encouraged to come up with new lyrics to any existing tune.
Wau Bulan, performed by the Hamiltons Children's Choir, dir. Zimfira Poloz
In her career as a conductor, Tracey has recently completed a DMA in conducting from the U of T and has also recently been appointed as the Youth Choir conductor for the Grand Philharmonic Choir in Kitchener, ON.
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