Congratulations to Wendy Looker, who was recently elected NCACDA President-Elect
Wendy Looker is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she has chaired the Music Department and more recently, the Division of Fine Arts. In addition to directing the College Choir and LUMINA treble ensemble, Dr. Looker teaches conducting, early music history, vocal performance and class voice. The College Choir and Chamber Singers have toured Ireland, Prague, Austria, and up and down the East coast. The Guilford College Chamber Singers performed at the NC-ACDA fall conference in 2010.
Dr. Looker maintains memberships in ACDA, NAfME, and The National College Choral Organization, of which Guilford College is a Founding Institutional Member. Wendy acts as Auditions Chair on the NCACDA board, contributes to the recently convened Visioning Team, and has served as R&R Chair for Ethnic & Multicultural Perspectives. She has appeared as guest clinician for the NC Women’s All-State Chorus in addition to Guilford County All-County Choruses.
In 2010, Dr. Looker was appointed Artistic Director of the Piedmont Chamber Singers of Winston-Salem, a position she held until 2015. A lyric soprano, Wendy has performed with the Bel Canto Company and has sung with and directed the Greensboro-based early music vocal ensemble, The Kensington Consort. She also enjoys engaging with Greensboro Symphony Orchestra audiences as a guest speaker for the Prelude series of pre-concert lectures.
A native of Buffalo, New York, Looker holds the Doctor of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Jan Harrington, Carmen Helena Téllez, Paul Hillier and John Poole. She holds the Master of Music degree in Conducting (choral emphasis) from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Jerry Blackstone; and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from the State University of New York College at Geneseo. Wendy resides in Kernersville with her husband, Jeremy Truhel, and their young daughters, Madeleine and Mina.