Julius P. Williams has been named president of the Conductors Guild, a global membership organization encompassing conductors of symphony, opera, ballet, choral, band, contemporary, and chamber ensembles. Dr. Williams is the first African American president in the organization’s history. He began his two-year term on January 3.
Currently, Dr. Williams serves as a professor of composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is also the artistic director and conductor of the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, music director and conductor of Trilogy: An Opera Company in New Jersey, composer with the Boston Symphony Orchestra “Composer-in-Residence Project,” and works with the Boston Pops Orchestra.
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