A native of Davenport, Iowa, tubist Bethany Wiese currently serves as Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Appalachian State University. Prior to this appointment, she spent two years as a fellow of the New World Symphony (Miami Beach, Florida). She has been named the winner of several solo 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. Dr. Wiese has also participated in several summer festivals including the Tanglewood Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, and Aspen Music Festival and has been invited to give recitals in a variety of locations including multiple International Tuba and Euphonium Conferences, Amiata Piano Festival (Italy) and Chicago Cultural Center. Leading a diverse performance career, Dr. Wiese has performed with a wide variety of orchestras and chamber groups including the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (Denmark), Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Macao Orchestra, Korean Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, American Brass Quintet and American Wind Symphony and has worked with a number of conductors including Michael Tilson Thomas, John Williams, Charles Dutoit, Stéphane Denève, Osmo Vanska, and John Adams.
As an educator, Dr. Wiese has served as an instructor of tuba and euphonium at Yale University and has presented masterclasses around the nation. She has received the Doctorate in Musical Arts at Northwestern University; additionally, Dr. Wiese has also received degrees from Yale University (MM) and Lawrence University (BM).