Anthony Williams currently serves as Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Northern Iowa where he teaches applied trombone, trombone choir, jazz trombone ensemble, low brass techniques, and trombone literature. His previous teaching appointments include the University of Mary (ND), University of Memphis, and Lemoyne-Owen College. An active clinician, he has worked with middle school, high school, and college students in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Montana, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Dr. Williams spends time teaching trombone and jazz during the summers at the UNI Jazz Combo Camp and the International Music Camp. He maintains a high frequency of performing in classical, jazz, and new music settings by performing locally, regionally, and nationally. He has performed with artists and ensembles such as the Memphis Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Memphis Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra of the Delta, Ray Charles Orchestra, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Natalie Cole, Jimmy Dorsey Tribute Orchestra, Benny Goodman Tribute Band, Slide Hampton, Peter Erskine, Kathy Kosins, Cuong Vu, Natalie Cole, Rufus Reid, Jeff Coffin, Roy McCurdy, John Mayer, Clark Terry, David Sanchez, Chris Vadala, Jack Wilkins, Joyce Cobb, Bill Tole, Mark Helias, Donald Brown, Ben Monder, Jim Cullum, Mike Fahn, and Luis Bonilla. Williams recently performed as lead trombonist on the Mike Waldrop Big Band’s recent release; “Time Within Itself” Other recording projects include Grosso for Trombone and Electronics for Mexican born composer, Jorge Sosa’s album, “Plastic Time,” albums by Ryan Middagh, The Dave Lisik Jazz Orchestra, University of Memphis “Southern Comfort” Jazz Ensemble, and The University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One playing lead trombone.
Dr. Williams earned degrees from the University of Central Arkansas (BM), University of Northern Iowa (MM), and the University of Memphis (DMA).
He is a member of the International Trombone Association, National Association for Music Education, College Music Society, and the Jazz Education Network.