Committed to Opera

Wendy J. Skoczen, Chief Librarian

Wendy J. Skoczen joined The Metropolitan Opera Association as Chief Librarian in the spring of 2020. Wendy has held positions with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera of Chicago, and has worked with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Music Festival, and Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

Wendy is active within the international professional organization, MOLA: An Association of Music Performance Librarians. In addition to serving on several committees and as chair of the Education Committee, she is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops furthering music librarianship. She is a noted contributor to ‘Arias, Ensembles, & Choruses: An Excerpt Finder’ by John Yaffé & David Daniels and ‘The Opera Manual’ by Nicholas Ivor Martin.

A violist at heart, she enjoys playing chamber music, though never in public for everyone’s benefit. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Music in Music History from Temple University.