Ly Wilder

As a contemporary vocal artist and educator, Ly Wilder exhibits an infectious energy and knowledge of style and technique that engages students and audiences alike in jazz and popular music. She has been featured as a vocalist with combos, big bands, and orchestras, as a studio singer for choral demos and as a performer at Walt Disney World singing with legendary artists Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Dianne Reeves, and Diane Schuur. A prolific arranger, Wilder’s works have been performed by university and high school groups world-wide. She is in demand as an adjudicator/clinician for festivals throughout the nation and has conducted All-State Vocal Jazz Ensembles and Show Choirs in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Washington, and Wisconsin. Ly has taught on the staff of Showchoir Camps of America since 2003 and at the Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp. She serves as the Vocal Director of Bloomington Expressive Arts Training (BEAT), which she co-founded with choreographer Brennan Wilder in 2012. Under their direction, this extracurricular community show choir program has expanded to feature five ensembles (including Syncopation and Amplitude) with students from pre-K through 12th grades.¬†Among her varied musical adventures, Wilder has taught on faculty at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (2013-2017) and on the staff of Purdue Musical Organizations at Purdue University (1997-2003). She holds a BM in Studio Music and Jazz from the University of Miami and a MM in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University.

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