Directors

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 • Chelsea Green • 678-494-7863 ext. 031 • chelsea.@green@cobbk12.org

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.

Chelsea Green, Assistant Choral Director

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Ms. Chelsea Green received her Bachelors of Music in Choral Music Education with an ESOL Endorsement from Georgia Southern University. She is currently working on her Master in Music Education with a focus in Ethnomusicology at University of Colorado at Boulder. Ms. Green maintains professional memberships with the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, Georgia Music Educators Association, North Carolina Summer Institute of Choral Art, and Professional Association of Georgia Educators. She was the recipient of the Lucille Peavey Memorial Scholarship for Music Education at Georgia Southern, Horatio Alger Scholar for the state of Gimg_0470.pngeorgia, and was the undergraduate teaching assistant for the Georgia Southern choral department.

Ms. Green began her teaching career at Five Forks Middle School in Lawrenceville, GA, where she grew the program from 85 students to over 300 in only four years. Her choirs consistently earn superior ratings in both performance and sight-reading at Large Group Performance Evaluation and Southern Star music festival.

Ms. Chelsea Green currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her bichon frise, Chase.

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