Gordon H. Williams is a composer, musician and educator committed to creating an accessible, inclusive and vital music scene. He works primarily in the genres of chamber music, concert band music and music for modern/contemporary dance.
Gordon has composed work such as the first act of Vanity Lane, a fairytale ballet, produced by Harvard University’s BlackCAST theater group and TexttoImagetoSoundto, a fixed media work created in collaboration with artist Sol Enae Lee. 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 working 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 living composers.