Associate Director of BandsPrior to his position at West Virginia University, Cheldon Williams completed his doctorate at The University of Texas at Austin, served as an Interim Associate Director of Bands at New Mexico State University, and worked for 13 years in secondary education as the Director of Bands and Orchestras at J.P. Taravella High School and the Associate Director of Bands at Cypress Bay High School. As a two-fold graduate of Florida State University, Dr. Williams earned both his bachelor’s (B.M.E.) and master’s (M.M.E.) degrees in Music Education in 2004 and 2014. With instrumental conducting as a focus, Cheldon Williams has had the fortune of being trained by and has performed under the batons of musicians such as Jerry Junkin, Dr. Andre Thomas, Allan McMurray, H. Robert Reynolds, Dr. James Croft, Richard Clary, Craig Kirchhoff, and many others.
Director of Athletic Bands
Dr. Williams conducted American students in China and served as a guest clinician to Chinese students at the Sichuan Conservatory (Cheng Du, China) as the founding Program Director for the Jinsha Summer Music Festival (2009-2012). Dr. Williams is a nationally active educator and guest clinician in many areas pertaining to music education and conducting. He is a former member of the Texas Music Educators Association, New Mexico Music Educators Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Music Education Association, Florida Orchestra Association, and Broward Music Educators Association.