The Music Studies department is pleased to welcome Dr. Evan Williams to give the inaugural talk of the Spring 2022 Music Studies Colloquium Series. Dr. Williams’ talk is titled “…and everything in between: The Music of Evan Williams”
Drawing from inspirations as diverse as Medieval chant to contemporary pop, and everything in between, the music of composer and conductor Evan Williams (b. 1988) explores the thin lines between beauty and disquieting, joy and sorrow, and simple and complex, while often tackling important social and political issues. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Williams currently resides in Boston, MA, where he is Assistant Professor of Composition at the Berklee College of Music. Williams’ catalogue contains a broad range of work, from vocal and operatic offerings to instrumental works, along with electronic music. He has been commissioned by ensembles including the Cincinnati and Toledo Symphony Orchestras, with further performances by members of the Detroit, Seattle, and National Symphonies.
Williams holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, Bowling Green State University, and Lawrence University.