David Binns Williams
Senior Lecturer in Musicianship and Choral Studies
Director of the Vanderbilt Concert Choir; Director of the Vanderbilt Community Chorus
David Williams teaches courses in the Musicianship department, and conducts the Vanderbilt University Concert Choir, as well as the Vanderbilt Community Chorus. The Vanderbilt Community Chorus performs some of the most challenging music in the choral repertoire, including recent performances of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Bach’s Magnificat and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, all with orchestra.
Williams' undergraduate studies at Indiana University with Edward Auer and Evelyne Brancart earned him the BM degree in Piano Performance. Graduate degrees in Music Theory and Choral Conducting at Indiana and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music afforded him the opportunity to work with Gary Wittlich and Mary Wennerstrom at IU, and with Earl Rivers, John Leman and Elmer Thomas at CCM.
Prior to coming to the Blair School, Williams wrote and produced music for nationally broadcast TV and radio commercials. He has also held numerous positions conducting church and community choirs. Other faculty positions include Belmont University (1995-98), and Middle Tennessee State University (2005-06). Williams taught at the Blair School from 1995-98, and rejoined the faculty in 2006. He frequently serves as a clinician for high schools and colleges from around the country.