Keri-Lynn Wilson comes from Winnipeg, Canada. She studied flute, piano and violin and acquired her Masters diploma in conducting and flute at The Juilliard School of Music. She studied with renowned flutist Julius Baker and made her debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 21. Having received the Bruno Walter Scholarship she then studied conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller, making her debut with the National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada at the age of 23. While a student she assisted Claudio Abbado at the Salzburg Festival and won a grant from the Tanglewood Music Center.