Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Campbellsville U.: Anthony Williams in Music of Florence Price, Calvin Taylor & John Work III Feb. 8

[Dr. Anthony Williams]

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator
By Campbellsville University

"CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY (01/12/2011)(readMedia)-- Dr. Anthony Williams, university organist at Fisk University in Nashville, will be giving a guest organ recital on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville. Williams will perform works by J. S. Bach, Jongen, Franck, Vierne, Calvin Taylor, John Work III and Florence Price. The event is free and open to the public.

"Williams is associate professor of music and university organist at Fisk University in Nashville, where he teaches organ and courses in music history. From 1990 to 2005, he was a member of the music faculty at Dillard University in New Orleans, La. Williams began his teaching career at Fisk in the late 1980s where he served as director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers®, and was the youngest person in the history of this ensemble to hold that position. He returned to Fisk in the fall of 2005 as visiting artist in residence following the evacuation from New Orleans, La. due to Hurricane Katrina.

"As a church musician, Williams is organist at First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. He has also held church positions in Tennessee, Kentucky and Michigan. A native of Nashville, Williams earned the bachelor of music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the master of music degree from the University of Michigan and the doctor of musical arts degree from the American Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers have included Robert Glasgow, Marilyn Mason, David Mulbury, Peter Fyfe and Paul Jordan. His dissertation, 'The Keyboard Music of John W. Work III,' will be published by Edwin Mellen Press. [Florence B. Price (1887-1953) is profiled at, which features a complete Works List for the composer by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma of Lawrence University Conservatory]

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