Giselle Wyers

Giselle Wyers

Concord Conductor

Conducting Staff

Giselle Wyers is the Donald E. Petersen Endowed Professor of Choral Music at the University of Washington, where she conducts the award-winning University Chorale and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in choral conducting and music education. Choruses under her direction have received numerous American Prize awards for their CD recordings, including the American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music in 2017-18.

As a guest conductor, Wyers has led high school honor choirs and all-state choruses in New York (Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center), Kansas, Nevada, Georgia, Missouri, Louisiana, Connecticut, Nebraska, Texas, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Vancouver, Canada. She has conducted semi-professional ensembles across the United States and in Germany, the Netherlands, Estonia, and Sweden. In May 2022, she will conduct her 30-minute choral composition And All Shall Be Well in Carnegie Hall with a combination of NW choruses.

Wyers’ choral works are published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing Company as part of the “Giselle Wyers Choral Series,” and have been performed across the United States, South America, Canada, Australia, Cuba, and numerous European cities. Choral works in 2020-21 included social justice pieces focusing on climate change, gun violence, water quality issues and houselessness and can be listened to on her SoundCloud page.  In 2022, she will be composer-in-residence for the Seattle Sings Festival, sponsored by GSCC and Consortio.


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