B.M., Arizona State University
M.M. DePaul University
William is a freelance musician in Chicago where he performs extensively as an orchestral and chamber musician, and as a member of Alliance Brass. He is also a member of funk/hip-hop cover band J-Livi & the Party; the High Hat Second Line; and Arcana—a quartet that has been described as “Third Stream meets Second Line.” William is an alumnus of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. As a classical, jazz, and pop instrumentalist, William has performed across the US in venues from the Corn Palace to Carnegie Hall, and he has performed on European tours with both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. His principal teachers include Steve Layman, Sam Pilafian, Mike Roylance, Floyd Cooley, and jazz trumpeter John D’earth. William can be heard on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Grammy-winning 2008 recording of Shostakovich’s 4th Symphony, and if you look hard enough, you might spot him acting as a background musician in the 4th season of 20th Century Fox's Empire.