Tubist Bethany Wiese currently serves as Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Appalachian State University. She has been named the winner of several solo competitions including the International 'Citta di Porcia Brass Competition, the Musician's Club of Women Scholarship Competition and the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Scholarship Competition as well as being named a semi-finalist in the Aeolus International Wind Competition, a finalist in the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference Solo Competition, and receiving Second Prize in the Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Competition. Dr. Wiese has been a fellow of the New World Symphony for two seasons and has 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 the American Wind Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Wiese holds degrees from Northwestern University (DMA), Yale University (MM) and Lawrence University (BM).