Richard A. Williamson

Richard Williamson is Professor of Music at Anderson University, where he has worked since 1996. At Anderson, he teaches composition, theory, and conducting and serves as Director of Choral Activities. Williamson completed the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Music with minor in Composition at the University of Illinois. He holds masterís degrees in Music Theory and Choral Conducting from Eastman School of Music and the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory from Furman University. Williamson has studied composition and arranging with Samuel Adler, William Brooks, Kent Holiday, and Morgan Powell. Dr. Williamsonís works have been published by Beckenhorst Press, Heritage Music Press, Kjos Music, Lorenz Music, Roger Dean Music, Shawnee Press, World Choral Library, and others. Additional works are forthcoming from Celebrating Grace. Williamson has been commissioned to compose for church, school, and community ensembles. He has presented papers and compositions at conferences of the College Music Society, Music Educators National Conference, Society of Composers, Society for Music Theory, and Music Theory Southeast as well as the Georgia Association of Music Theorists, South Carolina American Choral Directors Association, and South Carolina Music Educators Association. His articles have been published in Choral Journal, Music Theory Pedagogy Online, Journal of the Baptist Church Music Conference, Teaching Music, and GAMUT. In 2013Ė2014 Williamson served as a Fulbright Scholar at the National Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru.

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Keyhole Glimpses 1

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The work is like walking down the hall of an apartment building. As you pass each door (each movement) you get a glimpse of something different as people live their lives. Each movement also illustrates a biblical proverb.

Con amor aeterno

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For the Chamber Choir of the Peruvian National Police Sung by the Anderson University Concert Choir