First Prize Winner
International Classical Music
Conducting Competition

Mexico 1996


Claudio Abbado

  Master Class Antonia Joy Wilson Conductor
University of Southern California, Los Angeles


Global Arts Center, CA:  Artistic Director & Conductor - 2011 to Present
Shen Yun Performing Arts, NY:  Conductor - Carnegie Hall & South American Tour - 2012-2013

Midland Symphony Orchestra - Midland Center for Arts, MI: Artistic Director & Conductor - 2008-11
Mostly Mahler Orchestra & Chorus, CA:  Artistic Director & Conductor - 2003-08
San Francisco Sinfonietta, CA:  Principal Guest Conductor - 2003-08
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony, Sofia: Resident Principal Guest Conductor - 2001-03
Imperial Symphony Orchestra, FL:  Artistic/Music Director & Conductor - 1998-2001
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, CO:  Music Director & Conductor - 1994-99
Livingston Symphony Orchestra, NJ:  Music Director & Conductor - 1990-94
Women Composers Orchestra, MD:  Music Director & Conductor - 1989-92
Le Festivale Orchestra & Chorus, CO:  Founder, Artistic Director & Conductor - 1989-91
Johnson City Symphony & Youth Orchestras, TN:  Music Director & Conductor - 1984-90


Saint Louis Symphony, MO:  Exxon Affiliate Artists - 1981-83
Saint Louis Symphony, MO:  Opera Theatre of St. Louis - 1981-83
Saint Louis Youth Symphony Orchestra, MO:  Assistant Conductor - 1981-83
Aspen Music Festival:  Concert Orchestra, CO - 1981
Yale University:  Contemporary Ensemble, CT - 1983-84
University of Colorado at Boulder:  Summer Opera Festival, CO - 1991



Shen Yun Performing Arts: International Tour of South America - 2012-13
Teatro Colón: Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, Argentina - 2003 & 2004
Romanian National Radio & Chamber Orchestras, Bucharest - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
The Colorado Symphony, CO -  1979, 1983, 1996 & 1997

Radio & Television Symphony Orchestra of Serbia, Belgrade - 2007
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tour of Spain & Africa - 2002
Michigan Youth Arts Festival: Collegiate Concerto Orchestra, EMU - 2009
Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, NY - 2009
Midland Center for the Arts: Midland Symphony Orchestra, MI - 2008
California All-State Honor Orchestra, Ontario - 2007
Sofia Metropolitan Orchestra, Bulgaria - 2006
Pardubice Chamber Orchestra, Prague - 2005
Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra, Columbia - 2005
Aguascalientes Symphony Orchestra & Morelia Chamber Orchestra, Mexico - 2003
San Francisco Community Center Orchestra, CA - 2003
Balkan Philharmonic, Macedonia - 2002
Vratza, Schumen, & Bourgas Philharmonic Orchestras, Bulgaria - 2001 & 2002
Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Czech Republic - 2001
Zabrze Philharmonia, Poland - 2001
Colorado Springs & Fort Collins & Longmont Symphony Orchestras, CO - 1989 & 98
Kunming Symphony Orchestra, China - 1998
Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Zlin, Czech Republic - 1996
Bombay Chamber Orchestra, Bombay, India - 1995
Congress Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg, Russia - 1995
West Bohemia Symphony & Beethoven Chamber Orchestra, Czech Republic - 1994
Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, IA - 1994
New Jersey All-State Orchestra & American String Teachers Association, NJ - 1993
Monroe Symphony Orchestra, LA - 1992
Bay Area Womens Philharmonic, CA - 1991
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, AL - 1989 & 1990

Central Michigan University: Director, Orchestral Studies/Music Director, CMU Symphony - 2008-11
International Opera Workshops: Plovdiv & Bourgas, Bulgaria - 2003, 2005 & 2006
International Conducting Workshops: Ireland & Bulgaria - 2005
Florida Southern College, FL: Adjunct Professor, Conducting - 1998-99
Private Teacher: Violin & Conducting - 1983-99
East Tennessee State University, TN - 1984-90
Aspen Music Festival: Course for Composers, CO - 1980
Crossroads Private School for the Gifted, Los Angeles, CA - 1979-81

University of Colorado - Boulder: Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Orchestral Conducting - 1991     
Yale University - School of Music, CT:  Graduate Studies in Orchestral Conducting
University of Southern California, LA:  Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting
University of Denver - Lamont School of Music:  Bachelor of Music Degree - Violin Performance
St. Louis Conservatory of Music, MO - Undergraduate Studies-Violin Performance


First Prize Winner: International Classical Music Festival Conducting Competition, Mexico - 1996
Colorado State Legislature Proclamation: Antonia Joy Wilson & Shen Yun Performing Arts - 2013
German Book Cover/Chapter: Women Conductors: 20th Century by Elke M. Blankenburg - 2003
Candidate: Fifth International Musical Academy of Pescara Conducting Competition, Italy - 1999
Active Conductor: Symphonic Workshops, Opava, Czech Republic - G. Tintner/L. Newland - 1997
Active Conductor: Peter the Great Conducting Seminar, Russia - G. Ergemsky/A. Polishuk-1995
Honorary Award Plaque: Livingston Symphony Orchestra, NJ - 1994
Prize Winner/Guest Conductor: Symphonic Workshops, Marienbad, Czech Republic-Tintner-1994
Award Winner/Guest Conductor:Symphonic Workshops, Zlin, Czech Republic-A.Wit/K.Trevor-1993
Honorary Award Plaque: New Jersey All-State Orchestra, NJ - 1993

Active Conductor: Conductor’s Guild Workshop, Knoxville - G. Meier/K. Trevor/M. Charry - 1993
Active Conductor: League of American Orchestras Conductor Workshop,Houston-L.L. Smith-1993
Candidate: Seventh International Hungarian Television Conductor Competition, Budapest - 1992
Governor’s Citation: Women Composers Orchestra, State of  Maryland - 1990
Mayoral Proclamation: Antonia Joy Wilson Musical Library, City of Johnson City, TN - 1990
Honorary Award Plaque: Johnson City Symphony & Youth Orchestras, NJ - 1990
Finalist Conductor: League of American Orchestras Workshop,Ann Arbor - Gustav Meier-1990
Finalist Conductor: League of American Orchestras Workshop, St. Louis - Leonard Slatkin / Gustav Meier / Maurice Abravanel / Donald Thulean / John Farrer /Joe Giunta & D. Loebel - 1989

Finalist Conductor: League of American Orchestras, Minneapolis-Edo de Waart / Dan Lewis-1988
American Book: Women Composers, The Lost Tradition Found by Diane Peacock Jezic - 1988
Active Conductor: Exxon Conductor’s Symposium, Philadelphia - Maestro Max Rudolf - 1983
Active Conductor: Conductor’s Guild Summer Institute, West Virginia University, PA-Kenneth Schirmerhorn/ Rainer Miedel/ Louis Lane/ James Dixon/ O.W. Mueller & H. Farberman- 1982 & 83
Active Conductor: Conductor’s Guild, Philadelphia-Maestro Max Rudolf/ F. Brieff/J.Primavera-1980
Fellowship Conductor: Aspen Music Festival -P. Vermel / J. Mester / L. Slatkin / M. Sidlin - 1980
Conductor, Master-Class: University of Southern California - Maestro Claudio Abbado - 1979
Fellowship Conductor: Aspen Choral Institute-M. Hillis / J. Nelson / F. Contino & J. Hereford - 1979
Certificate of Merit Award: Denver Civic Chamber Orchestra, CO - 1979

Conducting Teachers:
Leonard Slatkin, Music Director & Conductor: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - 1981-83
Richard Boldrey, Professor of Opera: University of Colorado at Boulder - 1987-91
Giora Bernstein, Professor of Orchestra: University of Colorado at Boulder - 1984-87
Arthur Weisberg, Professor of Contemporary Music: Yale School of Music - 1983-84
Daniel Lewis, Professor of Orchestras: University of Southern California - 1979-81
Vincent LaGuardia, Jr., Director of Orchestra, University of Denver - 1976-79

Violin Teachers:
Harold Wippler, Associate Concertmaster: Colorado Symphony Orchestra - 1973-75
James Maurer, Violin Professor: Lamont School of Music, University of Denver - 1975-79
Roland Jones, Violinist, Colorado Symphony Orchestra - 1968-73
Piano Teachers:
William McCorkle, Carol Tafoya, and Steven Lee - 1977-83    
Teatro Colón - OFBA Concert Review:  "Spectacles-Very Good, Four Stars," La Nación, Argentina
Oaxacan TV, Radio: Antonia Joy Wilson-1st  Prize Winner of International Conducting Competition
Shen Yun Performing Arts:Web/YouTube,TV/NTDTV, Radio,News/Epoch Times,Programs/Ads, NY
Colorado State Legislature Proclamation: Antonia Joy Wilson & Shen Yun Performing Arts
, CO
Serbian TV, Radio & Newspapers:  Radio & Television Serbia - Press Conference, Belgrade
Bulgarian TV, Radio & Newspapers:  Sofia & Bourgas Press Conferences-30 TV/Radio & News
Romanian TV, Radio, News & Internet: Romanian National Radio Symphony / Chamber Orchestras &  Academic Choir, Bucharest
NPR Feature Radio  Interview:  "The Diane Rehm Show," WAMU-FM, Washington, D.C.
California Feature Newspaper Article:  "Breaking the Glass Podium," Los Angeles Times, CA
Midland Center for the Arts:  YouTube, TV, Radio, Newspaper & Website Programs & Ads, MI
Michigan TV, Radio, News & Internet:  MCTV-5; WSGW, WCMU & Delta College Radio; The Saginaw News & Midland Daily News
Polish TV, Radio & Newspaper Article:  Zabrze General Newspaper, Poland
Bogota TV, Radio, News & Internet:  Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra, Columbia
Mexican TV, Radio, News, Internet:Aquascalientes, Guadalajara, Morelia Media Press Conference
NPR-National Public Radio Interview: Beloit/Janesville Symphony Orchestra, Janesville,WI
Compact Disc: Antonia Joy Wilson
, Music Director&Conductor-Jefferson Symphony Orchestra,CO
Chinese TV:  Yunan TV, Kunming TV, Channel 27 TV, Cable TV, & Educational TV, China
Chinese Newspapers:  Yunan Daily, Kunming Daily, & Chuncheng Daily, China
Feature TV Interview:  "Antonia Joy Wilson and the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra," KDTV, CO
TV Interview:  Cathy Unruh, Fox TV-13, FL; Channel 34, NJ & Channel 5, LA
Feature News Articles:  Bill Dean, The Ledger; Ted Hoffman, The News Chief
Radio Interviews:  Steve Githens, WONN & WLKF-AM, FL
Radio Interviews:  Jim Conder & Betsy Schwarm, KVOD-FM; Becky Ross, KPOF-AM, CO
Feature News Article:  "Eugenia Zukerman Does it All," The Denver Post, CO
Featured Speaker:  Conductor’s Guild Conference, PA
Bombay TV, Radio & Newspaper Interviews:  Erica D’souza, Times-FM, India
Professional Music Video:  Colorado School of the Arts - Interview/Video of JSO Concert, CO
Feature News Article:  "JSO Conductor is Invited Worldwide," The Golden Transcript, CO
Featured Speaker:  Lions, Kiwanis & Applewood Business Clubs, CO
Feature Article:  "New Conductor’s ‘Charisma’ Sounds Sweet to JSO," The Jefferson Sentinel, CO
Hungarian TV, Radio & News:  7th International Conductors Competition, Budapest
Czech Republic Radio:  "The Beethoven Chamber Orchestra performs in Hucvaldy," Europe
Feature News Article:  "Golden Symphony Selects New Conductor," The Golden Transcript, CO
Feature New Article:  "Jefferson Symphony Orchestra’s Series Finale," The Golden Transcript, CO
Compact Disc:  Dr. Antonia Joy Wilson, Guest Conductor with New Jersey All-State Orchestra
Feature News Articles:  "Honored Leader" & "Musical Experience," West Essex Tribune,NJ
Feature News Article:  The Spanish Magazine, NJ
Feature News Article:  "Lively Arts - Here and There," The Sunday Denver Post, CO
Feature News Interview:  "A Night at the Opera," The News-Star, LA
Featured Speaker:  Northeast Louisiana University, LA
Featured Speaker:  American Association of Retired Persons, NJ
Featured Speaker:  ASOL Conference, PA
Feature Magazine Article:  Women Composers Orchestra, Music Monthly, MD
Feature News Article:  "Women of Notes," The Sun, MD
Featured Speaker:  Chambers of Commerce, NJ & TN
Featured Speaker:  Opera Guild, West Essex Chapter, NJ
TV Feature Program:  “'Le Festivale,' Conductor”, Cable Channel 3, CO
TV Interview:  “Le Festivale,” KCNC Channel 4, CO,
TV Commercial Spots:  “Le Festivale,” KWGN Channel 2-TV, CO
TV Interviews:  Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, WGWN &  WJHL, TN
TV Press Conference:  1st Tennessee Bank: Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, TN
Personal Radio Show:  "Conductor’s Corner," WCSK-FM Radio, Kingsport, TN
Interview: "Women Composers Orchestra Provides Venue for Young Talent," The Evening Sun, MD
Featured Speaker:  Gettysburg College, PA
News Interview:  "Longmont Symphony Orchestra," Boulder Daily Camera, CO
News Article:  "Concert Saturday Shows Off Women Composers," The Evening Sun, MD
News Interview:  "Women Composers Orchestra Opens Women’s Fair Festivities," The Frederick News-Post, MD
Featured Speaker:  Livingston Kiwanis Club & American Association of University Women, NJ
News Article: “'Women of Note' Concert Explores Music by Women," The Johns Hopkins University Gazette, MD
Feature Interview:  "New Conductor Set to Raise Baton, Cash in Livingston," The Star-Ledger, NJ
News Article:  "Livingston Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Conductor," West Essex Tribune, NJ
News Interview:  "Conductor’s Musical Cast Well Versed on Freedom," Denver Post, CO
News Interview:  "'Le Festivale' to Perform Rarely Heard Verdi," Rocky Mountain News, CO
Interview Article: “"Hymn of the Nations' Centerpiece of 'Le Festivale,'” Boulder Daily Camera, CO
News Article:  "Antonia Joy Wilson Conducts at Notre Dame," Baltimore Sun, MD
News Article:  "Women’s Forum at Johns Hopkins," Johns Hopkins University Gazette, MD
Feature News Interview:  "Wilson’s Debut Signals New Era," Baltimore Messenger, MD
Feature News Article:  "Antonia Wilson to Conduct Longmont Symphony Orchestra," Longmont Daily Times-Call, CO
Interview:"Johnson City Symphony Orchestra to Have Exciting Season,"Kingsport Times-News,TN
News Interview:  "Storyteller to Appear with Symphony," Johnson City Press, TN
Feature News Interview:  "Tri-Cities Orchestra Conductors," Bristol Herald Courier, TN
Feature News Interview:  “Le Festivale," Rocky Mountain News, Denver, CO
News Interview:  "Beethoven to Top 1st 'Festivale,'” The Denver Post, CO

Contact Information:

Antonia Joy Wilson
Cell: (845) 381-6933