While completing a Doctor of Arts in clarinet performance at the University of Northern Colorado, Nancy Williams is teaching, performing, and composing in Rapid City, SD. Additional degrees include a Bachelor of Music Education from South Dakota State University as a Briggs Scholar and a Master of Music from the University of Missouri – Columbia. A music educator for over twenty years, Williams held faculty positions at Northwestern, Dordt, and Sioux Falls Colleges.
Williams is an active solo artist and chamber musician, performing throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her performing career includes the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, and Powder River Symphony in addition to chamber groups such as the Buder Quintet, West Wind Quintet, Silverwood Trio, and Clarinet Quartattitude. Recent premieres have included the clarinet literature of William F. Funk, Myles Wright, and Joseph Scardetta. Furthermore, her jazz career comprises performances with the Temptations and Four Tops as well as regional jazz orchestras.
Looking for a professional clarinetist for your group or event? Contact Nancy through our CONTACT page or call (605) 381-0501.