Richard A. Williamson

Richard Williamson is Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and Chair of the Department of Music at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, where he also teaches theory, composition, and conducting.

Dr. Williamsonís choirs have performed in such major venues as the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Washington National Cathedral.They have also been featured at South Carolinaís ACDA, MTNA, and Music Educatorsí Association conventions.Williamson has published compositions and arrangements with various firms, including Kjos, Roger Dean, Shawnee Press, and World Choral Library.In addition, he is active as a guest conductor and lecturer.

Williamson has presented papers and compositions at conferences of the Society for Music Theory, the College Music Society (International, National, and Southern Chapters), and Music Theory Southeast as well as the Georgia Association of Music Theorists, South Carolina American Choral Directors Association, and South Carolina Music Educators Association.His articles have been published in Choral Journal, Teaching Music, and GAMUT.Williamson edited The South Carolina Choral Director from 2001 until 2003 and served on the executive board of the South Carolina American Choral Directors Association from 2003 until 2009.

Williamson completed the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Music with minor in Composition at the University of Illinois.He holds masters degrees in Music Theory and Choral Conducting from Eastman School of Music and the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory from Furman University.Williamson has also taught public school music and served as a church musician.