Passionate about community outreach through solo and chamber music, Jessica Wiley has performed in small assorted instrumental groups in venues varring from school gyms to the Chateau Brandýs nad Labemand in Czech Republic.
A knack for creating intimate connections with wide ranges of audiences through her performances, she has created concerts ranging in repertoire from Ravel's Mother Goose Suite to Mozart’s Bb Concerto for Bassoon. Known for installing passion for bassoon and learning in her students, she runs a bassoon studio in Salt Lake City and is Professor of Bassoon at Snow College.
Wiley, has won several concerto competitions including Utah Valley University’s concerto competition, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival concerto competition, Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra concerto competition, and University of Utah concerto competition. Wiley also took second place in the Konrad Wolff-Ilse Bing Endowed Chamber Music Competition in Kansas and first place in the Fukes Chamber Competition in New York. She has served as principal bassoonist of the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra and second bassoonist of Salt Lake Symphony.
She received her undergraduate degree, studying with Brian Hicks, from Utah Valley University, where she graduated Cum Laude in music and received the “Outstand Student of the Year” award. She received her masters in bassoon performance from University of Utah, under Lori Wike, and received a Performance Studies Certificate in classical bassoon from Manhattan School of Music with tutelage from Frank Morelli.
Presently, Wiley is a second year DMA student at the University of Utah under Lori Wike.