Biography

BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Wiley is quickly becoming a notable young conductor on the rise, having made guest appearances with the Denali Chamber Orchestra, Meridian Symphony, Equilibrium Ensemble, Boise Philharmonic, Abilene Philharmonic, London Symphonia, Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Windsor Abridged Opera, University of Windsor’s Wind Ensemble, and the University of North Florida’s Opera Department. 

In the fall of 2022, Daniel will join the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Pops as an Assistant Conductor, where he will be responsible for conducting and covering a wide variety of concerts as well as working with the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestras. 

Prior to his tenure in Cincinnati, Daniel has held numerous conducting posts including: Assistant Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony, Music Director of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras, Associate Conductor of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestras, Music Director of the Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra, Wind Ensemble Conductor at the School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor, Education Conductor/Consultant for London Symphonia, Conductor for the Windsor Abridged Opera Company, Music Director of Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science Youth Orchestra, and Assistant Conductor for the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. 

During the pandemic, Daniel was instrumental in expanding the Windsor Symphony’s educational footprint, by creating a digital education concert series which includes 12 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) and recognized in the Ontario Provincial Parliament as an example of how an orchestra can change lives through music even during a time of unprecedented uncertainty, this program to date has served over 123,000 students across the United States and Canada.

In 2019 Daniel was the second prize recipient of both the Smoky Mountain International Conducting Institute and Competition and the Los Angeles International Conducting Competition. Daniel has also spent time conducting new music ensembles, including the Musicbed Music and Film Corporation based in Fort Worth Texas, as well as participating in the Composing in the Wilderness program as part of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Fairbanks, Alaska. With this program, Daniel has conducted numerous premieres in Denali National Park.

As a former public school music teacher, Daniel has a unique passion for music education, and frequently donates his time as a guest clinician to support students and teachers in music programs across North America.