Featured Artist - Dana Wilson

Dana' Wilson's performance repertoire extends from early renaissance music to contemporary jazz. Mr. Wilson earned his education at the Loyola College of Music and Fine Arts in his native New Orleans. He now performs in the Philadelphia region, throughout the US, and internationally in opera, operetta, oratorio, in recital, and as a chamber music soloist.

Dana is particularly noted for his communicative expression, musicality, and his musical sensitivity in works of the Renaissance and Baroque genres, for being equally and artistically versatile in his performance of the Classical and Romantic repertoire as well as his distinctive and authentic musical interpretation of German Lied, French Melodie and of the" Art Song" genre.

As a solo artist he has performed oratorio and operatic works with the Festival de St. Louis Orchestra in Paris, The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, The Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Singers and Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Vox Amadeus Ensemble, The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony, and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Wilson has performed the role of "Damon" in Handel's Acis and Galatea at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center; Handel's Messiah with The Helena Symphony, under conductor Steven Sametz with the Lehigh University Philharmonic, as the Roasted Swan in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana and Honegger's King David with The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.

Mr. Wilson performs and has recorded with leading choral and chamber music organizations throughout the country. He has toured with The Santa Fe Desert Chorale and has recently recorded with Grammy nominated, and nationally renowned vocal ensemble, Conspirare.

Other appearances have included performances with The Operetta Company of Philadelphia , and in recital on New York City’s popular concert series at Trinity Wall Street and with the 2007 Carmel Bach Festival.

In addition to his music work and when he is not performing or rehearsing, Dana is a Referee and Umpire for both The New Jersey Baseball Umpires Association and The New Jersey Football Officials Association. He is also a very passionate reptile enthusiast working with scientists and conservationists in the fields of Herpetology and Marine Biology. He is an avid fan of people, traveling, fishing, flying, film and fine dining.