Assistant Professor of Choral Conducting
D.M.A. - Choral Conducting, University of Texas
M.M. - Conducting, Baylor University
Office: 86, GBPAC
Phone: (319) 273-7142
John Len Wiles is Assistant Professor of Choral Conducting at UNI where he conducts Cantorei, the UNI Singers, and the Varsity Men's Glee Club and teaches graduate students in choral conducting and choral literature. Prior to his appointment at UNI, he was a Lecturer and Fellow of Conducting and Ensembles at The University of Texas at Austin where he conducted university choirs and taught courses in conducting, score reading, choral arranging and piano. His choirs have toured internationally Austria, France, Germany and Mexico. An active clinician, he has worked with colleges, high schools, and middle schools in Arizona, California, Iowa, Nebraska, and Texas. A tenor, he has sung with professional theaters and opera companies in Arizona, Idaho, Maine, and Texas and has appeared as tenor soloist with orchestras in diverse repertoire, including Cavalli's Missa pro defunctis (Requiem), Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, Bach's B Minor Mass, over twenty Bach cantatas, Mozart's Requiem, Pärt's Passio, and Vaughan William's Serenade to Music. He has also performed as soloist with the UT Chamber Singers in several recordings for NAXOS and KOCH INTERNATIONAL.
Wiles is an accomplished church musician and has served a variety of churches in Arizona and Texas. Marked by diversity, his sacred music experience includes several traditions as well as anglo-american, hispanic-american, and african-american congregations.
Wiles completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to UT, he received Master of Music, Master of Divinity, and Bachelor of Music degrees at Baylor University.
John is married to Amy Lea Wiles, the senior pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church in Waterloo, Iowa.