Scott Jackson Wiley

Scott Jackson WileyConductor Scott Jackson Wiley returned as Music Director in 2021 following a previous four-year tenure from 2006-2010. In the interim he served as Associate Conductor of The Centre Symphony Orchestra and stayed connected with the orchestra through several seasons as a guest conductor. 

Additionally, Maestro Wiley is currently in his 19th season as Music Director of the South Shore Symphony in Long Island. Under his leadership, the South Shore Symphony has grown exponentially and is now indisputably one of the finest orchestras in the region. Last summer Mr. Wiley was invited to conduct in the Fifth International Festival “Palermo Classica” in Palermo, Italy. The success led to an immediate invitation to return for this coming summer.

Mr. Wiley teaches conducting, Techniques of Music, and guitar in the Preparatory Division of the Mannes College The New School for Music. Many of his students have gone on to pursue conducting careers. A classical guitarist by training and a horn player from an early age, Mr. Wiley is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, French and Italian and is a serious student of the violin and the flamenco guitar.

Mr. Wiley studied conducting under Michael Charry at the Mannes College of Music, under Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors, and with his father, the late Jackson Wiley. In addition, Wiley studied guitar at the Conservatory of Barcelona, Spain, where he won first prize honours. As guitarist, his principal influence has been the great Spanish master, Narciso Yepes.