Anthony Williams

Instructor, Trombone
D.M.A. - University of Memphis
M.M. - University of Northern Iowa

Office: 285 Russell Hall
Phone: (319) 273-2136
Email: anthony.williams@uni.edu


Anthony Williams joined the music faculty at the University of Northern Iowa in the fall of 2013. He has previously taught at the University of Mary, University of Memphis, and Lemoyne-Owen College. Williams also serves as jazz/trombone faculty at the International Music Camp during the summers. Dr. Williams earned degrees from the University of Central Arkansas (BM), University of Northern Iowa (MM), and the University of Memphis (DMA).

As a competitor, Dr. Williams has been involved and had success by winning the University of Memphis Concerto Competition and the National Association of Negro Musicians Concerto competition. He maintains a high volume of performing in classical, jazz, and new music settings. Williams recently recorded Grosso for Trombone and Electronics for Mexican born composer, Jorge Sosa’s album, “Plastic Time.” He has also premiered another work by Sosa, A Well Organized Disaster for Trombone and Percussion.

Williams has also had the pleasure of performing with artists and ensembles such as the Memphis Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Memphis Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra of the Delta, Ray Charles Orchestra, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Natalie Cole, Jimmy Dorsey Tribute Orchestra, Benny Goodman Tribute Band, Slide Hampton, Peter Erskine, Kathy Kosins, Cuong Vu, Natalie Cole, Rufus Reid, Jeff Coffin, Roy McCurdy, John Mayer, Clark Terry, David Sanchez, Chris Vadala, Jack Wilkins, Joyce Cobb, Bill Tole, Mark Helias, Donald Brown, Ben Monder, Jim Cullum, Mike Fahn, and Luis Bonilla. His playing can be heard on several recordings which include, big band albums by The Ryan Middagh Group, Dave Lisik Jazz Orchestra, University of Memphis “Southern Comfort” Jazz Ensemble, and The University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One playing lead trombone.

Dr. Williams is a member of the International Trombone Association, National Association for Music Education, College Music Society, and the Jazz Education Network. He is a Conn/Selmer artist-clinician and plays Giddings and Webster mouthpieces exclusively.