Beth Wilson, piano accompanist, has been at all 21 bass conferences so far! She received a B.A. in piano performance from Luther College (Decorah, Iowa), and an M.A. in fine arts education from Truman State University (Kirksville, Missouri). She has played in the back-up band for the Ink Spots and the Diamonds, and was recently in the pit orchestra for the touring company of “Wicked”. Last October, Beth played “Young Apollo” with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for their Masterworks Series. As a collaborative pianist, she has accompanied Recently she accompanied the national winner of the MTNA Studio Teacher Fellowship Award, trumpeter Ansel Norris (NTC and Neil Silva winner) and Bernhard Scully (Canadian Brass), and most if not all of the RDYB Bass Clinicians! During the summer, she is on staff at the UW Summer Music Clinic. Currently she is employed at Madison Country Day School, a K-12 college prep school. Her teaching responsibilites include 18 piano students, 7th/8th grade jazz band, and choral and solo accompanying. She has studied piano with Dr. John Strauss (Luther College), Dr. Frederic Kirchberger (Truman State University), and Ankie Foell (Madison, WI). Beth’s bass player son Jared will be attending his 7th bass conference this year!