Wendy Young, M.Mus, has music degrees from New York University and the New England Conservatory of Music. Since 1997, she has been on the music faculty at Princeton University, where she teaches harpsichord, and 17th and 18th century Baroque keyboard performance practices.
Wendy has performed at many of America’s major concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and The Kennedy Center, and has been heard on local and National Public Radio. In addition, Wendy has appeared at numerous festivals including the Boston Early Music, Waterloo, Pepsico Summerfare, Oregon Bach and Marlboro Music Festivals and in Europe, at Vaison-la-Romaine (France) and Spoleto (Italy).
Always striving to stretch the limits of the harpsichord, her playing can also be heard on a recording with the the Art Farmer Trio playing jazz versions of the Bach Brandenburg Concerti, and numerous commercials and movie soundtracks, including the soundtrack for the Warner Bros. movie Interview with the Vampire.
In addition to her classical background, Wendy has been studying, teaching, and practicing the healing effects of sound, music, and vibration for over 30 years, and has worked with many of the leaders in the field. While she loves and uses many modalities, including Cymatherapy and Guided Imagery and Music, her particular specialties are Himalayan Singing Bowls and sound meditation. She is the director of the Princeton Sound School, and was the Program Facilitator/Mentor for the New York Open Center’s Sound and Music Institute, a 9-month certification program in therapeutic sound and music, from 2011 – 2015. Along with Mandara Cromwell and Stephanie Rooker, Wendy helped to create ISTA’s first Sound Therapy Practitioner Certification program. She is also writing a curriculum for Princeton University’s first ever undergraduate class on the effects of sound and music on emotions and the physical body.
Ordained as an Interfaith Minister through One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, and formally trained as a chaplain, Wendy offers spiritual counseling for individuals, couples, and groups. Her unique style of counseling combines the use of verbal and non-verbal therapies, including mandala work, singing bowls, and music.