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Music Department

Wendy Looker

Professor for Music


Dana Auditorium-201
+1 (336) 3162423


Wendy Looker (she/her) is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she has chaired the Music Department as well as the Division of Fine Arts. In addition to directing the College Choir and LUMINA treble ensemble, Dr. Looker teaches early music history and culture, classic/romantic music history, and aural skills. Guilford College Choirs have toured Ireland, Prague, Austria, and up and down the East coast. 

Dr. Looker serves as Immediate Past-President of the North Carolina chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Wendy maintains memberships in ACDA, NAfME, and The National College Choral Organization, of which Guilford College is a Founding Institutional Member. She has appeared as guest clinician for the NC Women’s All-State Chorus in addition to various 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 and the late Carmen Helena Téllez. 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. 


Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Doctor of Music,
University of Michigan, Master of Music,
State University of New York College at Geneseo, Bachelor of Art,
Vocal Performance