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Dr. Jessica Wiley

Instructor of Music | Bassoon

(208) 282-3636

  • B.S. 2012, Utah Valley University
  • M.M. 2017, University of Utah
  • P.S.C. 2018, Manhattan School of Music
  • D.M.A. 2022, University of Utah


Joined ISU Faculty in 2022

Jessica Wiley received her Bachelor of Science degree in bassoon performance studying with Brian Hicks from Utah Valley University, where she graduated Cum Laude in music and received the “Outstanding Student of the Year” award. She received her Master in Music from the University of Utah under Lori Wike, a Performance Studies Certificate from Manhattan School of Music with tutelage from Dr. Frank Morelli, and her Doctor of Musical Arts with a minor in entrepreneurship from the University of Utah under Dr. Jennifer Rhodes.

Known for instilling passion for bassoon and learning in her students, Wiley runs a bassoon studio in Salt Lake City and is Adjunct Professor of Bassoon at Snow College. Wiley’s research focuses on Black excellence in music specifically in regards to bassoon solo and chamber music by African American composers. A series of her articles are being published with the International Double Reed Society Journal beginning in January of 2023.

Wiley serves as principal bassoon for Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra and Idaho State-Civic Orchestra, and subs with Ballet West. She has won many concerto competitions including Utah Valley University’s concerto competition, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival concerto competition, Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra concerto competition, and the 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.