Affiliation: University of Toronto
Presentation: Interest Session, Participatory Workshop, Lecture-Recital
Title: The Choral Music of Distant Lands - Malaysia and the Philippines
Abstract: With the help of the Hamilton Children's Choir and their conductor, Zimfira Poloz, this presentation focuses on the unique folk-inspired choral repertoire of Malaysia and the Philippines for treble choirs. The audience is invited to sing and move with us! This presentation provides relevant resources for choral conductors.
Biography: Tracy Wong hails from Malaysia and is a choral conductor, music educator, and composer. She is completing 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. She is also a proud recipient of the 2016 Elmer Iseler National Graduate Fellowship in Choral Conducting. Tracy has led choirs in Malaysia and Canada, including the Kuala Lumpur Children's Choir, University of Toronto Women's Chorus, Young Voices Toronto, and Mississauga Festival Youth Choir. Tracy’s choral works have been published and performed by Malaysian, Canadian, and American choirs at international competitions and festivals. She has also recently completed the compilation of Nancy Telfer’s choral compositions, a resource for music educators and choral directors.