GENE WIE enjoys an international career as a conductor, performer, and educator. Now in his twentieth year as a K-12 teacher, 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. Joining the faculty amidst the challenges of the worldwide pandemic, he tapped into his background in computer science and music to create innovative tools for ensemble education and address contemporary issues in access, diversity, and representation in classical music.
In March 2022 he organized and conducted the Violins of Hope Concert in Santa Ana, California, presenting the works of historically excluded composers whose lives and compositions were lost in 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).