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Giselle Wyers (she/her/hers) is the Donald E. Petersen Endowed Professor of Choral Music at the University of Washington, where she conducts the award-winning University Chorale and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in choral conducting and music education. Wyers is the conductor of Concord Chamber Choir, and her professional project choir Solaris Vocal Ensemble specializes in the performance of contemporary American choral literature.
Wyers maintains an active schedule as guest conductor of high school honor choirs and has conducted All-States in the Pacific NW, Kansas, Wisconsin, Nevada, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Alaska. She has conducted semi-professional ensembles across the United States and in Germany, the Netherlands, Estonia, and Sweden.
Wyers’ choral works are published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing Company as part of the "Giselle Wyers Choral Series," and with MusicSpoke and earthsongs. Her catalog of commissions for chorus, orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber music forces and solo song include 36 discrete works, including a 30-minute cycle entitled And All Shall Be Well that premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2022. Wyers is committed to mentoring scholar-writers in the field, and serves on the editorial board of ACDA’s Choral Journal and as a board member of ACDA's Standing Committee on International Activities.