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Randy Wong is a professional musician and music-in-education researcher originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. Trained and mentored at New England Conservatory and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Mr. Wong currently serves as Program Coordinator at the NEC’s Center for Music-In-Education, where he provides program oversight for the Center’s Guided Internship Program and manages its research initiatives. Mr. Wong is Associate Editor of the Journal for Music-In-Education, is Information Architect for the Music-In-Education National Consortium, and is a Guided Practice Consultant for the Learning Laboratory School Network’s National Music Learning Leadership Institutes, of which he is also an organizer. As a musician, Mr. Wong is a two time winner of the “Exotica Album of the Year” award presented by the Hawaii Music Awards, is the founder of Boston-based exotica group WAITIKI, and is bassist for the Miami-based Project Copernicus chamber orchestra. He freelances regularly in the New England area with several professional regional orchestras and teaches individualized lessons in music literacy, musical problem solving, and double bass. He is on the Faculty of the Hawaii Contrabass Festival and the Hawaii Youth Symphony’s Pacific Music Institute. (Updated 2/8/2008)
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Bassist, composer, arts educator, and bandleader RANDY WONG is working to establish himself amongst a new generation of artist-entrepreneurs.
A classically-trained musician from New England Conservatory and graduate of Harvard University, Randy’s endeavors in interdisciplinary arts education have been recognized by the Music-In-Education National Consortium and Research Center for Learning Through Music. Co-founder of the critically-acclaimed Hawaiian jam band AKAMAI BRAIN COLLECTIVE and the exotic tiki-tainment band WAITIKI, Randy has led both ensembles in tours of North America and Hawaii.
In 2003 he co-founded the independent record label PASS OUT RECORDS; the label’s first release was nominated for “Hawaiian Instrumental Album of the Year” at the Hawaii Music Awards.
Currently, Randy’s music can be heard on NPR-affiliate stations throughout the U.S., and also in Canada, Mexico, the UK, and Japan.
(Photography by Jason Goodman).