Lecturer in Jazz Voice, Jacobs School of Music
Ly Wilder enjoys an active schedule as a performer, arranger and conductor in the jazz and pop music idioms. A former entertainer with the Walt Disney Corporation, Ly has performed onstage with Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Dianne Reeves, Maureen McGovern, and Diane Schuur.
Wilder‘s solo career was developed as an undergraduate at the University of Miami and as a graduate student at Western Michigan University. She released her first solo CD, “The Call,” in 2011.
The popular music educator travels throughout North America serving as a clinician and director of All-State jazz and show choirs, as well as various regional choral festivals. She directed vocal jazz, women’s and mixed choirs at Purdue University from 1997-2003.