About Conductor David Stewart Wiley
Maestro David Stewart Wiley has been an important classical musical presence on Long Island since he became the Music Director and Conductor of the Long Island Philharmonic in 2001. After the Philharmonic closed, Wiley led the dedicated group of musicians and educators who established Orchestra Long Island in 2017, continuing his unfailing commitment to education and outreach on Long Island. Wiley has fostered musical excellence and has nurtured both professional and student musicians. He is dedicated to developing a diverse audience across Long Island.
David Stewart Wiley has conducted such distinguished symphonies as Atlanta, Buffalo, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Minnesota, Saint Louis, Oregon, Honolulu, and Utah. Wiley made his Boston Pops debut in May 2019. Music has taken him to dozens of countries including Italy, Germany, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, China, Morocco and more.
Wiley has served as Music Director and Conductor of Virginia’s Roanoke Symphony Orchestra since 1996. Under his artistic leadership, the RSO has experienced a remarkable period of artistic growth, expansion and innovation. In 2015, the Roanoke City Council honored him as Roanoke’s Citizen of the Year. He previously served as Assistant Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
David Stewart Wiley won the Aspen Conducting Prize, and was awarded a Conducting Fellowship at Tanglewood. Wiley holds both a Doctor and Master of Music in Conducting from Indiana University, a degree in Piano Performance with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a degree in Religion, summa cum laude, from Tufts University. He is a recipient of the Perry F. Kendig Prize for service to the arts and is a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International.