Sandi Wilson is an internationally recognized and two-time Music Educator Grammy Award© nominee, musician, and educator. A native to North Carolina, Wilson is excited to be home to where her teaching career began. Over the last thirteen years she has built five different music programs from the ground up in various private, public, and charter schools in North Carolina as well as Colorado. Mrs. Wilson has, and continues, this into FSI’s newest ensemble, Modern Orchestra. She has taught everything from K-12 general music, to collegiate level A Cappella groups and semiprofessional chamber strings groups, to mindfulness practices for musicians. She has founded and directed her own youth orchestras and A Cappella groups throughout North Carolina, all of which have performed at professional sporting events such as NBA games, NHL games, and multiple performances at D1 colleges in North Carolina and Colorado. She, as a violinist and vocalist, has performed countless solo performances, weddings, corporate events, lead master classes, and does studio recording. She has also performed with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Pikes Peaks Philharmonic. As an actress and musical director, she has performed in and/or directed over 20 shows including collaborating as musical director with playwright Jeff Donnelly on three original musicals they debuted together in North Carolina. Her multicultural music studies took her to study various styles of Latin, African, and Indian dance. She has choreographed multiple dances and taught and performed them alongside multi-lingual music performances with K-12 students for local, state, and international heritage festivals. As a coach and athlete, she is a former competition swimmer and cheerleader who has coached at the varsity and collegiate level, as well as with elite private teams and organizations. She has coached award winning teams who have been top placers in various state and national level competitions. When she isn’t teaching, performing, coaching, or directing, she spends her time with her loving husband, Kyle, and their two pups, Woody and Cosmo. They spend most of their time together hiking, skiing, enjoying live music, and doing anything outdoors.