Dr. Mariah Wilson from Boston’s Odyssey Opera is a conductor interested in telling relevant stories through music and collaboration throughout the arts. Her doctorate is in Choral Conducting from Boston University, with a dissertation project on “How Choral Music Can Illuminate The Cancer Experience”. She also has degrees from Brigham Young University in Piano Performance and Choral Conducting, with Orchestral Conducting certificates from courses in Berlin, Vicenza, and Paris, where she was awarded highest honors.

She has conducted Boston’s Back Bay Chorale, Harvard’s Radcliffe Choral Society, Boston’s Opera Institute, BU’s Treble Chorus, Utah Lyric Opera, and was a coach on faculty for BU’s Tanglewood Institute. In addition to conducting, Mariah has sung with the Grammy-winning Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, and recorded with the Handel and Haydn Society, the Analog Chorale, and BYU Singers (Eric Whitacre 2). Her interest in bringing musicians together across cultural differences has led to exchanges with choirs in Mexico, Indonesia, Palestine, and Israel with director André deQuadros. Her interest in telling lesser-known stories has inspired her composition of Biblical song cycles from women’s perspectives, and a musical about early settlers of San Francisco, premiered last year. She strives to spread thoughtfulness and beauty in the world through music.


La Belle Hélène Offenbach, Odyssey Opera assistant conductor, chorus master 2019
Die Ägyptische Helena
Strauss, Odyssey Opera assistant conductor, chorus master 2019
Paride ed Elena Gluck, Odyssey Opera assistant conductor, chorus master 
Le Médecin malgré lui
Gounod, Odyssey Opera assistant conductor, chorus master, supertitle translation 2018
La Reine de Saba
 Gounod, Odyssey Opera assistant conductor, 2018
Giovanna d’arco Verdi, Odyssey Opera assistant conductor, chorus master 2018
The Trial at Rouen Dello Joio, Odyssey Opera assistant conductor, chorus master, assistant producer 2018
L’assedio di Calais Donizetti, Odyssey Opera assistant conductor, chorus master 2017
Cendrillon Massenet, Boston University’s Opera Institute chorus master for the University Chorus 2015
Tragédie de Carmen
 Bizet, Boston University’s Opera Institute French coach 2014
Pirates of Pinafore G&S mashup, Utah Lyric Opera Young Artists Summer Program Music Director 2014
Carmen Bizet, Utah Lyric Opera Chorus Master, Rehearsal Pianist 2014
L’elisir d’amore Donizetti, Brigham Young University Opera Chorus Master and chorus member 2014
Gianni Schicchi Puccini, Utah Lyric Opera Rehearsal Assistant 2013
Pirates of Penzance G&S, Brigham Young University Opera Music Director, Conductor 2013
Die Fledermaus Strauss, Brigham Young University Opera Chorus Master and chorus member 2013
Cosí fan tutte Mozart, Brigham Young University Opera Chorus Master 2012


Faculty for BU’s Tanglewood Institute, teaching Music Theory for vocalists and harpists, and coaching opera scenes
Teacher for Boston University Ear Training, Sight Reading, and Dictation for Music Education Majors
Teacher and conductor for Boston University’s Treble Chorus / BU Singers
Teacher for Brigham Young University’s Sight Reading and Dictation classes
Teacher for Brigham Young University’s Beginning Conducting classes
Teacher and co-Founder of Brigham Young University’s Opera Chorus and Opera Scenes course
Teacher and Conductor of 200 person Brigham Young University Chorale
Teacher and Director of Musicianship Mastery Camp, teaching harmony, sight reading, and theory to young musicians in the summer
Frequent substitute for New England Conservatory’s prep choirs and Handel + Hadyn’s prep choirs
K-12 Teaching Certificate, student teaching at Taylorsville Highschool