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Richard A. Williamson



Certified Teaching Artist



  • Music

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Richard Williamson (b. 1962) is Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and Coordinator of Music Theory at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, where he also teaches theory, composition, and conducting.He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Eastman School of Music, and Furman University.Dr. Williamson’s primary artistic contributions have been as a composer and conductor.He has published educational and sacred works with various firms, and he has been commissioned by schools, churches, and community ensembles.In 2013–2014 Williamson served as a Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Music in Lima, Peru, returning in 2015 on an Aid to US Citizens Grant.During his time in Peru, he composed and conducted original works for several choirs.One of these pieces, “Alleluia,” received a commendation in the 2018 Cornwall International Male Choir Festival Composers Competition.Dr. Williamson has composed for ensembles of several South Carolina schools and has served as a conductor and clinician across the state.He is currently an artist-in-residence for Southwood Academy of the Arts in Anderson and is an approved artist of the South Carolina Arts Commission.

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