Steve Williams


Dr.Steven Williams, a native of Asheville, received his Bachelor of Music degree from Mars Hill College as a student of Donna Robertson. He held the Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana where he received the Master of Music degree as a student of Jerald Hamilton, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree studying organ with Michael Farris and vocal coaching accompanying with John Wustman. After a year of study in France with Marie-Claire Alain, Dr. Williams was awarded the Prix d’excellence in organ performance. He won first place in the prestigious Fort Wayne National Organ Playing Competition in 1981. Since 1982, he has served on the faculty at Warren Wilson College where he is College Organist and teaches in the Music and Theatre departments. He was the first faculty member to receive the Teaching Excellence award at the college in 1991.  Dr. Williams has performed in master classes and workshops with André Marchal, Arthur Poister, Marilyn Keiser, Susan Landale, John Wustman and Samuel Sanders.  An active member of the American Guild of Organists, he has served as Dean for the Western North Carolina chapter and as Assistant Director/Accompanist for the Asheville Symphony Chorus.  He is Director of Music and Organist for the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church.



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