Mississippi College

Benjamin Williams

About Me

Benjamin Williams is a composer in central Mississippi and an Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Mississippi College. Raised in Northeast Ohio, Williams earned degrees in Music Composition from The University of Akron (B.M and M.M.) and The Ohio State University (D.M.A.). Williams also performs chamber music locally with the Mockingbird Trio and with the jazz ensemble Brick Street Trio. He is married to violinist Emily Williams.

Williams has been performed by The Cleveland Chamber SymphonyThe University of Akron Chamber Choir and the Ohio State University Symphonic Band. Recent performances include the NACUSA National Conference, UCM New Music Festival,The Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference, Electronic Music Midwest FestivalDenison New Music Festival, Kentucky New Music Festival and the University of Nebraska New Music Festival. Williams was the 2008–9 Composer-in-Residence with the Ohio State University Symphony and the 2013–14 Composer-in-Residence for the Premiere Orchestral Institute in Jackson, Mississippi.

He has won the Johnstone Woodwind Master Series III Competition and the APSUAnnual Young Composers Competition. Williams has also been finalist in the Ithaca College Choral Composition Contest and a National Federation of Music Clubs recipient of the ASCAP/Victor Herbert Award. Recent commissions include Voices of Canton, Inc., the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra and the University of AkronMen's Chorus.

Benjamin Williams serves as editor of the SCI Newsletter and has been an editor for the The Ohio State Online Music Journal. He has also served as the conference manager for an SCI Student National Conference.

Class Schedule

Fall 2015

  • MUS 105 - Aural Skills I
    TR, 9:25-10:40 am, Aven 326
  • MUS 205 - Aural Skills III
    TR, 8-9:15 am, Aven 406
  • MUS 316 - Post-tonal Theories
    MWF, 9-9:50 am, Aven 406
  • MUS 317 - Counterpoint
    MWF, 8-8:50 am, Aven 403