Austin Wilson | Palen Music

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Austin Wilson

Store Manager

Phone: (573) 256-5555


Austin Wilson has experience in the music industry as a performer and an educator. He graduated with a Bachelor in Music Education from Missouri State University in 2014. Austin is one of the most in demand bassists in Missouri and has shared the stage with the likes of Joan Rivers, Shirley Jones, Billy Yates, Michael Feinstein and the Lennon Brothers. From 2015 - 2018 Austin was the bassist for the Tony Award Winning Musical “The Million Dollar Quartet” in Branson, MO. His private euphonium studio has had numerous students receive high honors in the Missouri All-State concert band and the Missouri Solo and Ensemble Festival. Austin was hired in the summer of 2019 as an education representative and in 2021 was named manager of our Columbia location. 

Austin is married to Shannon Wilson who he met in the PRIDE Marching Band at Missouri State University. He currently lives in Columbia, MO where he is continuing to perform with musicians across the state of Missouri. In his spare time Austin enjoys camping, kayaking, cooking, and attending as many Kansas City Chiefs football games as possible. Austin is a member of MMEA, MOAJE, JEN and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Austin was named MVP of Palen Music Center in 2022