Renata Dworak is the Director of the William Trego Singers and Assistant to the Glee Club and Chamber Choir at Princeton University. This appointment follows her completion of a Master's Degree in Choral Conducting Degree at the Eastman School of Music under the guidance of Dr. William Weinert, where she was a recipient of both the Simon Rose Scholarship and the Herman Genhart Choral Conducting Award. Before attending Eastman, she formally trained as a pianist and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Choral Music Education from DePauw University. While studying in Rochester, New York, Renata conducted the Eastman Repertory Singers, Eastman Women's Chorus, and Eastman Chamber Choir. She was active in the community, by managing the Eastman-Rochester Community Chorus, who went on tour to Carnegie Hall in the spring of 2014 . Renata also served as the Music Director at Lakeville United Church of Christ in Lakeville, New York. From 2012-2014 Renata sang with the professional chamber choir "Voices." Beginning in the summer of 2015, Renata will be the Education and Outreach Coordinator at the late Lorin Maazel's summer opera festival in Castleton, Virginia.
Renata has studied privately with Dr. William Weinert of Eastman School of Music, Dr. Gregory Ristow of DePauw University, and Dr. Jan Harrington, former choral department chair of Indiana University. Through internships and independent studies, Renata has worked with Noel Edison of the Elora Festival Singers and Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Marguerite L. Brooks of Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music, Simon Carrington of Yale University and Norfolk Chamber Festival, Dr. Paul S. Jones of Temple University (interim), Dr. James Jordan of Westminster Choir College, and Henry Leck of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and Butler University.
Additionally, Renata continues to study the range of keyboard instruments, including organ and harpsichord. She consistently maintains a small studio of private voice and piano students within the community.