Wendy Young M Mus

wendy young.jpgWendy 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.


The FULL Sound Experience –Join us in this interactive, 90-minute journey of the most fun andwendy-and-steph-2016-v4 profound experiences using the Voice, Quartz Crystal and HimalayanSinging bowls, Tuning Forks and more.   Conference attendees will be captivated by the expertise and presentation skills of our SPECIAL GUESTS, Wendy Young, Professor of Music from Princeton University and NYC vocalist composer and sound educator, Stephanie Rooker.  Wendy and Stephanie will guide us through a fun and energizing session as they introduce you to the fundamental principles of how sound works to enhance our physical, emotional and mental health. Take home “easy to incorporate” exercises that will change your life!

After this evening of fun and enlightenment you may want to learn more and become a Certified ISTA Practitioner! Wendy and Stephanie will share info on ISTA’s new Sound Practitioner Certification training beginning in 2017!

ISTA introduces its new Sound Practitioner Certification training!

The efficacy of sound as a healing tool is becoming increasingly recognized in fields of science, medicine, therapy, and holistic wellness. The effects of sound on the body and brain are being found to be more efficient and instantaneous than many other allopathic modalities. As with any powerful treatment, the application of sound in a therapeutic context must be understood through both research and first-hand experience before it should be administered.

Beginning February 2017, ISTA will offer a 3-level comprehensive training. This 2-year, 400-hour curriculum offers a unique opportunity to study with experts in the field, and not only receive a world class education, but also deepen your own personal practice. The training includes three levels:  beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Each level builds upon the science and therapeutic techniques being researched and applied to help today’s population seeking relief from stress and pain. Complete all three levels and graduate as a certified ISTA practitioner!

Learn how you can help yourself and those around you enhance holistic well-being through sound!