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Brian Williams

Brian Williams, Director of Lassiter High School Chorus

Director • Brian Williams • 678-494-7863 ext. 031 • brian.williams@cobbk12.orgBioBlog

Assistant Choral Director • Emily Alderman • 678-494-7863 ext. 031 • emily.alderman@cobbk12.org • Bio

Brian Williams, Director

Brian Williams, Choral Director of Lassiter High School since 2003, and Fine Arts Department Chair, holds the degrees of Bachelor of Music Education (Georgia College – 1980), Master of Music (Georgia State University – 1988), Music Specialist (Boston University – 2009), and Doctor of Musical Arts (Boston University – 2014). He earned National Board Teacher Certification in 2004 in the Early Adolescent/Young Adult division. He also holds the Teacher Support Specialist certification, Advanced Placement Music Theory certification, and has completed summer study at Julliard. He is in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”, “Outstanding Young Men of America” and received the “Excellence in Teaching Award” in 2002. He is a Head Adjudicator for the Georgia Music Educators Association.

Williams conducting

Brian Williams conducting

Dr. Williams’ choruses have been selected for exclusive performances throughout his career. Choruses under his direction have performed internationally in Vienna & Salzburg, Austria, in Prague, Czech Republic, in Verona, Venice, and Rome, Italy, and in Paris, France. In the U.S., his choruses have been selected for performances at choral music Conventions and Conferences on five separate occasions on both the high school and junior high school level. In only his second year at Lassiter, Mr. Williams’ Chamber Chorale was selected to perform as a model choir for the Georgia Music Educators Association in Savannah, Georgia. In 2008, the Lassiter Concert Chorale was chosen by the American Choral Directors Association to perform at its Regional Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. In the fall of 2009, Lassiter Chorus was invited by Belmont University to perform on their Fall Festival in Nashville. This choir was the only high school choir invited to attend and perform with the choirs of Belmont. Due to the demonstrated performance excellence of his choruses, Lassiter Chorus students performed for four consecutive years in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s “A Very Merry Holiday Pops” series. Most recently, Concert Chorale participated in the Michael O’Neal Singers’ “Hear the Future” Concert in 2010 and performed with the Atlanta Master Chorale at the Schwartz Center in 2014.

Dr. Williams’ choirs and students are in constant demand. His singers are selected for District Honor Chorus, All State Chorus, ACDA Regional and National Honor Choirs, and Georgia’s Governor’s Honors Program. His choirs consistently receive Superior ratings at all festivals and performance evaluations. Dr. Williams has also served St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, GA as Music Director since 2003.

Emily Alderman, Assistant Choral Director

Bio coming soon!

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