A native of Davenport, Iowa, tubist Beth Wiese is currently a fellow of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. She has been named the winner of several recent competitions, including the International 'Citta di Porcia Brass Competition (Italy), the Musician's Club of Women Scholarship Competition (Chicago) and the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Scholarship Competition (Chicago) as well as being named a semi-finalist in the Aeolus International Wind Competition (Germany), a finalist in the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference Competition, and receiving Second Prize in the Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Competition. She has performed in several summer festivals including the Tanglewood Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, and Aspen Music Festival. She has also performed with a wide variety of orchestras and chamber groups, including the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (Denmark), Macao Orchestra, Korean Broadcasting Symphony, American Brass Quintet, American Wind Symphony, Lakes Area Music Festival and Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and has worked with a number of conductors including Michael Tilson Thomas, John Williams, Charles Dutoit, Stéphane Denève, Osmo Vanska, and John Adams. Beth is currently a candidate for the Doctorate in Music at Northwestern University, under the guidance of Rex Martin. She has also received degrees from Yale University (MM) and Lawrence University (BM), studying with Mike Roylance and Marty Erickson.
Lakes Area Music Festival
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Brainerd MN 56401
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