Biography

BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Wiley is currently the Associate Conductor of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra (WSO) where he conducts over 65 concerts a season, and leads the organizations three community ensembles (WSJYO, WSYO, and WSCO). Most recently, Daniel has been instrumental in expanding the WSO’s educational footprint by created 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 to date has severed over 122,550 students across Canada and the United States. Daniel is also the conductor for the Windsor Abridged Opera (conducting 3 productions with the group to date), an education consultant for London Symphonia, and has spent time as sessional at the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts, where he conducts their Wind Ensemble. In 2019 Daniel 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, Daniel served as a cover conductor for the Abilene Philharmonic, Music Director for 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, Daniel 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 TMEA Region 32’s High School Orchestra Clinic in Austin Texas.