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Antonia Joy Wilson

 
Name: Antonia Joy Wilson
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Location: Midland
United States 48640
Contact: Website: www.antoniajoywilson.com
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Additional Info: ANTONIA JOY WILSON
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR
MIDLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MIDLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS, MICHIGAN

First Prize Winner of the International Conducting Competition in Mexico, Antonia Joy Wilson is a professional conductor of international acclaim. Antonia was invited to perform for Maestro Claudio Abbado after she made her professional conducting debut with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at the age of twenty-one. Then, Maestro Leonard Slatkin appointed Antonia as Exxon Affiliate Artists Conducting Assistant with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra at the age of twenty-three. She conducted sixty concerts annually and edited their weekly concert recordings for National Public Radio.

Ms. Wilson is Artistic Director & Conductor with Midland Symphony Orchestra in Michigan at Midland Center for the Arts. Gifted as both a symphonic and choral conductor, Antonia was the Founder, Artistic Director & Conductor of Mostly Mahler Orchestra and Chorus in California and of "Le Festivale" Orchestra and Chorus in Colorado. Dr. Wilson was also Principal Guest Conductor with San Francisco Sinfonietta. For several years, she was Principal Resident Guest Conductor with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Wilson’s tenure there included recordings, concerts, and tours throughout Europe, including Austria, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Serbia, Macedonia, and Turkey among others.

Antonia conducted Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra at the world famous Teatro Colón to positive acclaim. She also guest conducted Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra in Colombia. Ms. Wilson was awarded two European prizes which garnered her many guest appearances in the Czech Republic. Dr. Wilson is a regular guest conductor with the Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Academic Choir. She has also guest conducted orchestras in Russia, Hungary, Poland, India, and China.

In addition to guest conducting many American orchestras throughout the United States, Antonia has been invited to guest conduct the Colorado Symphony Orchestra numerous times since her debut. A Fellowship Conductor at Aspen Music Festival, Dr. Wilson was the Assistant Conductor of Concert Orchestra and taught conducting for composers. She was also honored as a top finalist in three American Symphony Orchestra League Conductors Workshops.

Antonia was the Music Director and Conductor with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra in Colorado for five years. Under her baton, they produced a surround-sound compact disc featuring Respighi’s Pines of Rome. Dr. Wilson has also been the Music Director and Conductor of orchestras in New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, and California.

Born in England of American parents, Antonia began studying the violin at age nine. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. Antonia worked with Maestro Daniel Lewis during her Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Southern California. Following her graduate conducting studies at Yale School of Music, Antonia completed a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Currently, Dr. Wilson is also Director of Orchestral Studies and Music Director of Central Michigan University Symphony Orchestra.

Since her debut as the youngest woman to conduct a major American orchestra, Maestra Wilson has gone on to an extensive national and international musical career in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Specialisms: Orchestral Conducting, Musical Direction, Musical Theatre
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