Wendy Ardizzone earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she studied piano with Jack Radunsky and Emil Danenburg, chamber music with Jack Fraser, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics with Inda Howland. She also gained extensive experience as a collaborative pianist at Oberlin, serving as accompanist for many Student and Senior Recitals.
Wendy’s interest in teaching young children led her to do graduate work in Early Childhood Education at Tufts University, where she studied music for preschoolers with Beatrice Spaulding. She later resumed piano and chamber music studies with Victor Rosenbaum and her study of Eurhythmics at the Longy School of Music with Lisa Parker and Anne Farber. Wendy has collaborated in performances with many musicians, including Leone Buyse, flute; Michael Webster, clarinet; Arturo Delmoni, violin; Kevin McGinty, piano; Beth Pearson, cello and the late George Seaman, cello. She loves collaborating with faculty members and students at JOMP. They keep her in touch with the joy of music and inspire her grant writing and other administrative activities!
Wendy was the 2002 recipient of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts’ Katharine Erskine Award in the Arts and Humanities. She is a Corporator for Music Worcester and the YWCA of Central Mass. The school was honored by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette as the 2005 recipient of their Visions Award for Cultural Enrichment. She founded Joy of Music in 1986.