Lecturer of Music

Portrait of Evan Williams leaning against a brick wall smiling. The music of Evan Williams draws from a wide range of influences, both musical and cultural. His work reflects inspirations from the Baroque, Romanticism, Modernism, Post-Minimalism, contemporary popular music, and everything in between. Williams’ music has been performed across the country and internationally in Canada, Italy, and Switzerland. His work has been performed by members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Splinter Reeds, Fifth House Ensemble, the Verb Ballets, and at festivals such as Fresh Inc, N_SEME, SEAMUS, Studio 300, the New Music Gathering, the Electroacoustic Barn Dance, the New York City Electronic Music Festival, and the Midwest Composers Symposium. He has been commissioned by notable performers and ensembles including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, V3NTO Brass Trio, Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, Patchwork Duo, and others. His work can be found on recordings by The Namaste Ensemble's "No Borders Quartet" and Levels.

He has received awards and recognition from the National Federation of Music Clubs, ASCAP, Fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and other honors. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Williams completed his D.M.A. in Composition, with a cognate in Orchestral Conducting, at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He received a M.M. in Composition from Bowling Green State University, and a B.Mus. in Music Theory and Composition from the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University.

To learn more, visit www.evanwilliamsmusic.info.

Contact by email: evan.m.williams@lawrence.edu