JSYO Music Director & Assistant Conductor, Winston Family Endowed Chair
Most recently the Associate Conductor of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra (WSO), Daniel Wiley conducted over 65 concerts a season and led the organization’s three community ensembles (WSJYO, WSYO, and WSCO). Wiley was instrumental in expanding the WSO’s educational footprint by creating a Digital Education Concert Series, which includes 10 hours of interactive music curriculum for schools. Lauded as “an exemplar of impassioned and outstanding pedagogy” (Dr. Ken Montgomery, dean of the faculty education, University of Windsor) this program has served over 122,550 students across Canada and the United States. Wiley was also the conductor for the Windsor Abridged Opera, an education consultant for London Symphonia, and has spent time as a sessional at the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts where he conducted their Wind Ensemble. In 2019 Wiley was the second prize recipient of both the Smoky Mountain Conducting Institute and Competition and the Los Angeles Conducting Competition.
Prior to his tenure in Windsor, Wiley served as a cover conductor for the Abilene Philharmonic, music director for the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science Youth Orchestra, and was the assistant conductor for the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. He has also spent time conducting new music ensembles, including the Musicbed Music and Film Corporation based in Fort Worth, Texas.
As a former public school music teacher, Wiley has a unique passion for music education, frequently donating his time as a guest clinician for school music programs throughout the United States and Canada, and has recently been invited to conduct Texas Music Educator’s Association’s Region 32 High School Orchestra Clinic in Austin Texas.