Dr. Richard A. Williamson

500 Wright School Road   

Belton, SC 29627

Phone:  (864) 231-2122

Fax:  (864) 231-2083

Email:  rwilliamson@andersonuniversity.edu

Web:  www2.ac.edu/faculty/RWilliamson/Williamson%20Index.htm

 

Education

§  Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Music, University of Illinois, 1993.  Minor in Composition.

§  Master of Music in Choral Conducting, Eastman School of Music, 1986.

§  Master of Arts in Music Theory, Eastman School of Music, 1986.

§  Bachelor of Music in Music Theory, Furman University, 1983.  Earned Teacher Certification.

§  Applied Study:  Conducting, Composition, Voice, Piano

Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Delta Pi, Presser Scholar, Marquis Who’s Who in American Education

College Teaching Experience

§  2009–present:  Anderson University, Anderson, SC.  Chair, Department of Music. 

§  1996–present:  Anderson University, Anderson, SC.  Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities.  Choirs, Conducting, Upper-Division Theory.

Boles Excellence in Teaching Award 2006, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2005, Daniel Endowed Chair in Music 1999–2002, Student Government Association Second Mile Award 2001, 1998

§  January 2008–May 2009:  Clemson University, Clemson, SC.  Lecturer.  Conduct Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs.

§  1991–1993:  Danville Area Community College, Danville, IL.  Music Instructor (Part Time).  Music Appreciation.

§  1983–1986:  Eastman School of Music.  Teaching Assistant.  Aural Skills,  Sophomore Theory.

Other Experience
Public School

§  Six years including elementary, middle, and high school choral and general music in NY, GA, and SC

Active as guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician for area choral and vocal festivals, high schools, and churches.
Ensemble Success
Anderson University Chamber Singers

§  Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC, May 23, 2009.

§  Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC, November 5, 2006.

§  South Carolina Music Educators Association Conference, Charleston, SC, February 11, 2006.

§  South Carolina American Choral Directors Association Conference, Anderson, SC, October 18, 2003.  Demonstration choir for conducting workshop.

Anderson University Choir

§  South Carolina Music Teachers Association Conference, Anderson, SC, November 7, 2002.

§  South Carolina Music Educators Association Conference, Charleston, SC, February 9, 2002.

 
Anderson University Radiance

§  South Carolina American Choral Directors Association Conference, Spartanburg, SC, October 19, 2001.

§  Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, Millennium Stage State Days Series, Fall 1999.

Other

§  University Choirs broadcast on SC Public Radio’s series, Carolina Concerts, annually since 1997.

§  High School choirs received superior and outstanding ratings at festival, small ensembles consistently won or placed at regional and state competitions.

Scholarly and Creative Work
Publications:

§  Choral Connections Mixed Voices Intermediate Level 3 (New York:  Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1999):  pp. 173–179.  Arrangement of Mendelssohn’s “Volkslied” serves as basis for lesson on Romantic music.

§  Choral Journal:  Vol. 47, No. 8, February 2007; Vol. 46, No. 11, May 2006; Vol. 41, No. 9, April 2001.

§  Teaching Music:  Vol. 16, No. 2, October 2008 (in article by Cathy Coppola); Vol. 15, No. 3, December 2007.

§  Georgia Association of Music Theorists Journal (peer-reviewed): vol. 8, 1998.

§  The South Carolina Choral Director, Vol. 16, No. 1, September 2001, Vol. 15, No. 2, February 2001, Vol. 14, No. 2, February 2000.

§  Choristers Guild Letters December 1988, November 1986.

§  ACDA Southern Division Newsletter, Vol. 22, No. 1, Winter 2006.

§  Choral Range (Kansas CDA Newsletter) Vol. 27, No. 1

Presentations at the Following Conferences

§  College Music Society:  International 2003, National 2007, 1999, Mid-Atlantic Chapter 2007, Southern Chapter 2010, 1999, 1998.

§  Georgia Association of Music Theorists: 2001, 1999, 1997.

§  MENC's Music Education Week in Washington, 2009.

§  Music Theory Southeast:  1999.

§  Society for Music Theory:  National 1999.

§  SC Music Educators Association:  In-Service Conference 2006.

§  SC American Choral Directors Association: 2004.

Compositions

§  Published by Broadman, Kjos, Lawson-Gould, Lorenz, Roger Dean, Shawnee Press, World Choral Library

§  Commissioned and performed by various school, church, and community groups

Current Scholarship Focus

§  Original composition

Professional Service
SC American Choral Directors Association

§  Vice-President 2007–2009

§  President 2005–2007

§  President-Elect 2003–2005

§  Editor The South Carolina Choral Director, 2001–2003.

§  State Collegiate Repertory and Standards Chair 1999–2001

College Music Society

§  Anderson University campus representative

Anderson University

§  Faculty Status Committee

§  Academic Programs and Policies Committee (Chair)

§  Numerous ad hoc committees

Memberships

§  American Choral Directors Association

§  ASCAP

§  College Music Society

§  Music Educators National Conference

§  Society for Music Theory

§  Society of Composers