John Len Wiles is Associate Professor of Choral Conducting at UNI where he conducts Concert Chorale, the Varsity Men's Glee Club, and Cantorei. In addition, he teaches graduate and undergraduate students in choral conducting and choral literature and serves as the Artistic Director of the Northern Iowa Bach Cantata Series and vox peregrini. Prior to his appointment at UNI, he was Lecturer and Fellow of Conducting and Ensembles at The University of Texas at Austin. His choirs have toured internationally to Austria, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, and Spain. An active clinician, he has worked with colleges, high schools, and middle schools across the United States. He is the recipient of the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, the University of Northern Iowa Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award, and The University of Texas Exes Outstanding Teaching Award. His research is published by the Choral Scholar and he has presented his work at the American Choral Directors Association National Convention.
Wiles completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to UT, he received Master of Music, Master of Divinity, and Bachelor of Music degrees at Baylor University.