For Immediate Release
By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Anthony Williams, university organist at Fisk University in Nashville, will be giving a guest organ recital on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.
|Dr. Anthony Williams|
Williams will perform works by J. S. Bach, Jongen, Franck, Vierne, Calvin Taylor, John Work III and Florence Price. The event is free and open to the public.
Williams is associate professor of music and university organist at Fisk University in Nashville, where he teaches organ and courses in music history. From 1990 to 2005, he was a member of the music faculty at Dillard University in New Orleans, La.
Williams began his teaching career at Fisk in the late 1980s where he served as director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers®, and was the youngest person in the history of this ensemble to hold that position. He returned to Fisk in the fall of 2005 as visiting artist in residence following the evacuation from New Orleans, La. due to Hurricane Katrina.
As a church musician, Williams is organist at First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. He has also held church positions in Tennessee, Kentucky and Michigan.
A native of Nashville, Williams earned the bachelor of music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the master of music degree from the University of Michigan and the doctor of musical arts degree from the American Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers have included Robert Glasgow, Marilyn Mason, David Mulbury, Peter Fyfe and Paul Jordan.
His dissertation, “The Keyboard Music of John W. Work III,” will be published by Edwin Mellen Press.
Williams has performed in churches, colleges, and universities throughout the United States as well as in Central America and Europe, making his European debut in the summer of 1990 with a recital at the European International Music Festival in Geneva, Switzerland.
As a lecturer, he has presented lectures and master classes on a wide variety of topics and has been a frequent lecturer for the New Orleans Piano Institute sponsored by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans held each summer at Loyola University in New Orleans.
Williams has received numerous awards and honors and has been included in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Music, Who’s Who in American Education and American Keyboard Artists.
Additionally, he has served as a judge of several competitions including the Strader Organ Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio, a competition he won in 1978. As a result, he was awarded a full tuition scholarship to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.