A native of Davenport, Iowa, Bethany Wiese is currently Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Appalachian State University (Boone, NC). Prior to this appointment, she spent two years as a fellow of the New World Symphony. She has been named the winner of several competitions, including the International 'Citta di Porcia Brass Competition (Italy), Musician's Club of Women Scholarship Competition (Chicago), Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Scholarship Competition (Chicago), as well as being named a semi-finalist in the Aeolus International Wind Competition (Germany), a finalist in the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference Competition, and receiving Second Prize in the Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Competition. Leading a diverse performance career, Ms. Wiese has performed with a wide variety of orchestras and chamber groups including the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (Denmark), Macao Orchestra, Korean Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, American Brass Quintet, American Wind Symphony and Lakes Area Music Festival (MN). Ms. Wiese has also 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 International Tuba-Euphonium Conferences, the Amiata Piano Festival (Italy) and the Chicago Cultural Center. She has received degrees from Northwestern University, Yale University and Lawrence University (Wisconsin).