A native of Davenport, Iowa, tubist Beth Wiese is currently a first year fellow of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. Ms. Wiese has been named the winner of several recent competitions, including the International 'Citta di Porcia Brass Competition (Italy), the Musician's Club of Women Scholarship Competition (Chicago) and the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Scholarship Competition (Chicago) as well as being named a semi-finalist in the Aeolus International Wind Competition (Germany). She has performed in several summer festivals including the Tanglewood Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, and Aspen Music Festival. She has also performed with a wide variety of orchestras and chamber groups, including the Korean Broadcasting Symphony, American Brass Quintet, American Wind Symphony, New World Symphony, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Beth is currently a candidate for the Doctorate in Music at Northwestern University, under the guidance of Rex Martin. She has also received degrees from Yale University (MM) and Lawrence University (BM), studying with Mike Roylance and Marty Erickson.