Gordon H. Williams is a composer, musician and educator committed to creating a vital, accessible and inclusive classical music scene. His work is primarily in the genres of chamber music, concert band music and music for modern/contemporary dance.
Gordon has composed work such as Vanity Lane, a collaboratively composed ballet, produced by Harvard University’s BlackCAST theater group. He has also been awarded a residency at Arts, Letters & Numbers. As a performer, Gordon has appeared as a soloist with the Gordon College Wind Ensemble (Gordon Jacob’s Concerto for Timpani and Wind Band) and as marimba soloist, premiering a commission for Boston Children’s Chorus’ 10th year anniversary (Three Haiku by Dr. Ellen Gilson Voth).
Gordon has worked with a number of community groups: serving on the board of directors for The Orchestra on the Hill, directing Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestra’s percussion ensemble, and serving as the Programs and Partnerships Coordinator for Boston Ballet’s Education and Community Initiatives department. He has presented interactive events in festivals such as Make Music Boston, ArtWeek Boston and Figment. In January 2018, he launched Ossia Project, a yearlong crowd-sourced commissioning program, to create opportunities for working composers.
Gordon is a Master’s of Music Composition candidate at the HKU Utrechts Conservatorium. He graduated magna cum laude from Gordon College with a B.M. in Music Education.