A native of Hong Kong, Jenny Wong is one of the youngest conductors to win two consecutive World Champion titles at the World Choir Games (China, 2010) and the International Johannes Brahms Choral Competition (Germany, 2011). Since Wong’s conducting career began in 2009 as conductor and music teacher at Hong Kong’s Diocesan Girls’ School, she has conducted and performed in Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Australia, Korea, China, and across the United States.
Wong has been a conducting fellow for the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Distinguished Concerts International New York, and Hong Kong SingFest. She assisted Matthew Halls in conducting Verdi’s Requiem, and has conducted the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra. Her teachers include Chet Alwes, Donald Brinegar, Simon Carrington, Cristian Grases, Matthew Halls, Morten Lauridsen, Larry Livingston, Helmuth Rilling, Jo-Michael Scheibe, and Nick Strimple. She has conducted in masterclasses with Markand Thakar, Craig Jessop, Michael Adelson, Jonathan Griffith, and Rodney Eichenberger.
From 2015-2016, Wong was Visiting Director of Choral Activities at University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. Prior to that, she taught choral conducting at the University of Southern California, where she is ABD in her D.M.A. in choral conducting and completed her M.M. Wong was assistant conductor of the Donald Brinegar Singers, conductor of the USC Apollo Men’s Choir and recipient of the USC Chamber Singers Award. She has given lectures on Chinese choral music and Chinese Christian hymnody. In Hong Kong, Wong founded and directs her own female youth chorus, Flow Women’s Voices.
Wong also enjoys performing as a vocal soloist, having earned her undergraduate degree in voice performance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with highest honors, where she sang under Chet Alwes. She sang back-up for Elton John at the 2013 Emmy Awards and for Barry Manilow. In 2007 she gained 3rd place at the 62nd Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod vocal solo competition in Wales, and studied abroad in Vienna, Austria on scholarship in 2008.