Anthony Williams teaches applied trombone, trombone ensemble, jazz trombone ensemble, and courses in 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 locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Williams maintains a high frequency of performing in classical, jazz, and new music settings and has performed with artists and ensembles such as the Memphis Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, 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 Orchestra, Slide Hampton, Peter Erskine, Natalie Cole, Rufus Reid, Jeff Coffin, and Clark Terry. Williams recently performed for the second time as lead trombonist on the Mike Waldrop Big Band’s 2017 release; “Origins.” Other recording projects include The Mike Waldrop Big Band’s debut album; “Time Within Itself,” 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.