Elizabeth L. Wilson

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DMA University of Kentucky 2022
MM Georgia State University 2008
BME University of Georgia 1999

Elizabeth (Beth) L. Wilson, D.M.A., is a sought after conductor-educator and Lecturer in Choral Music for the University of Kentucky. Dr. Wilson just completed her ninth year as Conductor of the 90-voice SATB choir, UK Choristers- featured performing choir at Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference in 2021 and 2022 and the oldest performing ensemble at UK. Additionally Dr. Wilson teaches courses in choral music education methods and conducting, oversees student teachers, and serves as faculty advisor for the mixed a cappella group, Blue Note. Dr. Wilson’s philosophy of using choral music to foster better humans through a community of excellence has translated to years of invitations as an honor choir conductor, interest session presenter, clinician, and adjudicator- most recently as a featured conductor at Carnegie Hall in April 2024.

Previously, Beth has served as Choir Director at Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, Conductor of Georgia Tech Women’s Choir, Director of Student Musician Development for Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, as well as a choral music educator in Cobb County, GA for nine years (at both Pope and Wheeler High Schools). Her secondary choirs in Georgia were invited to perform at music conferences, invitational events, and prestigious venues throughout the United States. Currently, Beth serves as President of Kentucky ACDA and Local Arrangements Chair for ACDA Southern Region Conference as well. She is the former Kentucky ACDA College/University R&R Chair and Georgia ACDA Treasurer. Dr. Wilson was honored to have been named KMEA 2020-2021 District 7 College/University Teacher of the Year. Dr. Wilson earned a DMA in choral conducting from University of Kentucky, MM in choral conducting from Georgia State University, and BM in music education from University of Georgia. Beth resides in Lexington with her husband- Ken, their children- Drew and Anna, and their dogs- Coco and Daisy.

Created 07/08/2021
Last Updated 05/21/2024