ANTONIA JOY WILSON
Conductor
Conductor
Résumé
 

First Prize Winner
International Classical Music
Conducting Competition

Mexico 1996

 

Maestro
Claudio Abbado

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


ARTISTIC/MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR POSITIONS:

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


ASSOCIATE & ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR POSITIONS:

 
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

GUEST CONDUCTOR & TOUR ENGAGEMENTS:

 

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


FACULTY EXPERIENCE:
 
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

EDUCATION:
 
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

CONDUCTING AWARDS, HONORS, PRIZES, COMPETITIONS, WORKSHOPS & FELLOWSHIPS:

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


MUSICAL TRAINING:
 
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    
                                                                               
MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS - APPEARANCES & INTERVIEWS:
 
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
Radio Interviews: KVOD & KGNU-FM, KPOF-AM, CO; WJHU-FM, WYST-AM/FM, MD; WKPT-AM, WQUT & WETS-FM,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
E-mail: 
mail@antoniajoywilson.com

Website:  antoniajoywilson.com
LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/pub/antonia-joy-wilson/85/724/845