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Lindsey Williams

Visiting Associate Professor of Music Education/Interim Assistant Director of Bands

Lindsey Williams joined the music education faculty at West Virginia University in fall 2015. At WVU, Dr. Williams teaches courses in music education, research methods, and conducting, and facilitates outreach activities throughout the state and region. In 2017, he was named Assistant Director of Bands (interim) and will work with all facets of the WVU Band program and conduct the Symphonic Band. He is the founder and music director of the MonRiver New Horizons Band, a band for senior adults. 


Prior to his appointment at WVU, he was a member of the music education faculty at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. Dr. Williams' public school teaching includes elementary, junior high, high school, and senior adults instrumental and choral music. He is an active performer, conductor, and clinician for music educators and musicians from youth to senior adults throughout the United States and Southeast Asia. Williams earned his music education degrees from Florida State University (PhD) and the University of Kansas (BME, MME).


In 2012-2013, Williams was named a Fulbright Scholar to work with music educators and music education students in Thailand. In 2017, he collaborated with two universities to create theInternational Conducting Symposium that will alternate hosts between Thailand and the US. A respected researcher, his interests include musicians' focus of attention, musical complexity, life-long learning and music teacher training. He is a founder and editor for the ASEAN Music Journaland is on the editorial board for Contributions to Music Education and formerly on the editorial board for the International Journal of Music Education. Williams is the Chair-Elect for the NAfME SRIG: Perception and Cognition. He has presented research at state, regional, national, and international conferences of the International Society for Music Education, National Association for Music Education, and the American Music Therapy Association and has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Research in Music EducationInternational Journal of Music EducationUpdate: Applications of Research in Music EducationContributions to Music Education, and the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education as well as Kansas Music Review and Missouri School Music.

Lindsey Williams 
Contact Information
407-A Creative Arts Center
(304) 293-4507