Gene Wie
Status: Member
Member Since: September 3, 2005
Last Visit:December 4, 2023

Gene Wie

GENE WIE enjoys an international career as a conductor and performer of violin, viola, clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet, and recently celebrated his twentieth year as a K-12 educator. He directs the Orchestra Program at Choate Rosemary Hall, an elite private boarding school in Connecticut, USA, where he conducts the Symphony, Chamber, and Concert orchestras, coaches chamber music, and teaches music history. He draws on his extensive experience in computer science and music to create innovative tools for ensemble education and address contemporary issues in diversity and representation in classical music.

A lifelong supporter of non-profit community music organizations, Gene currently serves as Concertmaster of the New Haven Chamber Orchestra, and is a volunteer music lesson teacher for the Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW). He co-directs the Summer Music Festival at Choate with his wife Chika, continuing nearly a decade of summer music experiences they have developed for young musicians. More recently, in March 2022 he organized and conducted the Violins of Hope Concert in Santa Ana, California, bringing to life in concert the works of composers almost lost to the Holocaust.

Gene is a member of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 400, the Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).