Sarah Williams

Advisor

Sarah Williams graduated from the University of North Texas and received her Master of Music Degree from Binghamton University where she sang multiple operatic roles with Tri-Cities Opera.  She attended the Aspen Musical Festival as a guest artist.  Her past principal voice teachers have been the late Beverley Peck Johnson from the Julliard School, as well as Diane Richardson, also from the Julliard School.  She also studied with Kenneth Merrill, Henry (Hal) Gibbons, Dr. Stephen Demorest and Timothy Long.  Mrs. Williams guest conductor the Senior High Women’s All State (NY) Music Festival, Senior High NYSSMA Area All State Music Festival as well as several Hudson Valley All County Choirs.  She adjudicated for the greater Hudson Valley Choral Music Day Festival multiple times. She began teaching at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY as an adjunct faculty member in 2006, and in 2007 she became the Director of Choral Activities. At Marist, Mrs. Williams teaches music theory, music history and choral conducting.  She is also the conductor for Marist Singers, a choir of approximately 170 singers that performs throughout the year.  She also conducts the Marist Chamber Singers, a select choir that performs extensively throughout the community and travels annually to Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall.   In 2013, she was awarded the “Faculty Member of the Year” award at Marist College.  Mrs. Williams is a member ofACDA, NAfME, NYSSMA, as well as Kappa Kappa Psi and Mu Phi Epsilon.  She currently resides in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley with her husband and three children.

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