Welcome

Thank you for visiting my web site. For me, it's an opportunity to share an important
part of myself with you - namely, my musical life. I invite you to peruse through my bio, take a sampling of some of my past"live" performances, and sneak a peek at the photo gallery on the way out.

We're a fortunate lot, we musicians. As challenging as perfecting a piece of music can be, from practice to performance, in the end we get to do what we love to do and that's making music. With that in mind, I considered what I might say in a word that would best describe my approach to conducting and general music making. The word that came to mind immediately was collaboration. As I thought about the many performances I've been involved in over the years, the most satisfying were the ones where a sense of collaboration was present. It's a powerful principle, when you think about it, and when put into use it can deliver both marvelous and spontaneous performances. It's one of the greatest things I learned from my mentors. Whether it's a full symphony orchestra in a traditional concert setting, a chamber ensemble in a museum, a symphonic band on a navy flight carrier, or a youth orchestra performing together for the first time - for me, it's always about collaboration. The give and take of different musical minds in pursuit of the same goal - a performance of music that touches us, moves us, and reminds us that we're not alone.

Enjoy,

William