Lucius Wilson has performed professionally for over five decades, since the age of fourteen. As a founding member of Willie T and the Magnificents, he has toured the eastern half of the US playing on stage with such greats as Tina Turner, Kenny Rogers, The Allman Brothers Band, Iron Butterfly, and many others. Ecletic in style, Lucius enjoys playing everything from Blues, Rock, Bluegrass, to Gospel and old time Standards. He plays everything from electric and acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin, violin, guitar harp, and dobro. With a Masters Degree in Education he has taught Instrumental Music to all ages for over forty years.
1984: M Lit., Oxford Graduate School, Dayton, TN (included course work and research at Oxford University, Oxford, England).
1980: M. S. Adult Education, NC A&T State University
1975: B. A. Biblical and Religious Studies, Southwestern University, Oklahoma City, OK.
2007-present: The Burlington School (formerly The Elon School) Burlington, NC: Instrumental Music, Rock Ensemble,
Music Theory, World Religions; Ancient History; Music Appreciation
2013-2015: Music and Arts, Burlington, NC: Instrumental Strings Instructor, Guitar, bass, mandolin, violin, dobro, banjo
1985-2013: The Lucius Wilson Studio of Music: Private and group instrumental instruction; music theory, history, performance
1984-85: Alamance Community College, Haw River, NC: Instructor
1975-84: Breadloaf Bible College, Burlington, NC: Instructor: New Testament, World Missions, Music
Other Professional Experience
1964-present: Professional Musician
2004-present Visiting instructor and studio musician, School of Communication, Elon University, Elon, NC.
1992-97 Visiting demonstration instructor, Western Alamance High School Jazz Band, Elon, NC.
1992-97 Artist in Residence, Burlington and Alamance County public and private schools, sponsored by the Alamance
1992-97 Alamance Arts Council Liaison to the Community
Guest speaker, Alamance-Burlington, NC schools: music and cultural appreciation; substance abuse prevention
Ordained Minister (non-denominational).
Humanitarian trip to Haiti, Educational trip to England, Government sponsored educational trip to Israel.
Fundraising Concerts for: Alamance Community College Foundation, Alamance Elder Care, American Cancer Society, R.I. Food Bank
Featured entertainer for civic events: Burlington Downtown Corporation, Elon University, Town of Elon, Burlington Recreation
Department, High Point Furniture Market, Boy Scouts of America, American Cancer Society Relay for Life,