Brandon Williams

Brandon Williams is an Assistant Professor of Choral Music and Choral Music Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He conducts the Rutgers Voorhees Choir (Carnegie Hall 2019, Eastern ACDA 2020) and teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses related to choral music education. Dr. Williams also appears internationally as a guest conductor, clinician, and presenter. Dr. Williams amassed a decade of middle and high school teaching experience in St. Louis, Missouri, where he also served on the voice faculty at Maryville University and as a conductor with the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus and the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. His school ensembles received invitations to perform at the 2010 and 2013 Missouri Music Educators Association conventions, and his middle school ensemble was featured on GIA’s DVD entitled “How to Make a Good Choir Sound Great!” Dr. Williams has been awarded the 2009 Missouri Choral Directors Association Prelude Award for excellence in choral music, an Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Missouri-Columbia Honors College, and the 2020-21 Rutgers Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Innovations.

Dr. Williams holds degrees from Western Illinois University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Michigan State University. He also completed an Artist Teacher Diploma from the Choral Music Experience–Institute for Choral Teacher Education. In addition to his articles in the Choral Journal and theMusic Educators Journal, Dr. Williams is the editor of Choral Reflections—a collection of interviews with thirty leading conductor-teachers. He has numerous choral compositions and arrangements published with Hal Leonard, G. Schirmer, Mark Foster, and Colla Voce. Dr. Williams is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and the National Association for Music Education.


Dr. Nick McBride, Artistic Director
Dr. Brandon Williams, Guest Conductor/Composer

This performance at Lincoln Center is a festival chorus specifically celebrating LGBTQIA+ and gender-expansive students and allies. This collaboration will provide a welcoming, open, and safe space to make music together and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community through music education. Choirs will collaborate on a program of shorter works led by artistic director Dr. Nick McBride (The College of New Jersey) and guest conductor/composer Dr. Brandon Williams (Rutgers University) in rehearsals and a final performance at the acclaimed Lincoln Center. Ensembles may customize their New York City experience with several package options. Non-performers have the opportunity to join the residency and enjoy their own New York City experience. For ensembles interested in solo time on stage, a Spotlight performance is also available. Ask us how! Optional packages are available to accommodate your transportation, sightseeing, and dining needs. This is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your singers!