Nicholas E. Williams
Associate Director of Wind Studies
Conductor of Wind Ensemble
Conductor of Brass Band
Director of Green Brigade Marching Band
Director of Athletic Bands
Department(s)Conducting and Ensembles, Wind Studies
Dr. Nicholas Enrico Williams is the assistant director of wind studies, conductor of the Wind Ensemble, Brass Band, and the director of athletic bands, including the North Texas Green Brigade Marching Band and the Basketball Pep Band at the University of North Texas. He is also the conductor for the GDYO Wind Symphony in Dallas, Texas. In addition, he is a frequent guest conductor for the Dallas Winds (formerly Dallas Wind Symphony) and the Dallas Winds Brass Choir.
As an advocate of chamber music, Dr. Williams was the founder and conductor of the East Plano Brass and was the principal guest conductor for the Harmoniemusik chamber ensemble. In the wind band world, he has been a guest conductor with the Dallas Wind Symphony; Lone Star Wind Orchestra; at the annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois; the College Band Directors National Association regional conference; the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention; and the Texas Music Educators Association Annual Clinic in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Williams is active in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Asia as a clinician, conductor, adjudicator, consultant, and arranger; his arrangements for wind band, marching percussion ensembles, drum corps, and marching band are performed by outstanding organizations throughout the world.
Dr. Williams is a sought-after recording producer, associate producer, and editor, having been involved with numerous CDs and DVDs on the Klavier, Mark Records, GIA labels, as well as UNT projects. In addition to his work in the recording arts, he has written several conductor study guides that are published in the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. He is also a primary consultant of Women of Influence in Contemporary Music, and is an honorary member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, College Band Directors National Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Phi Beta Mu, an international bandmasters fraternity.