Ronald J. Williams, active conductor, musician, teacher and composer, was the Founder and Artistic Director of The Broomfield Choral Festival. He was the proud recipient of the 2008 Heart of Broomfield Award for his contributions to the arts.
Mr. Williams was the Founder and Artistic Director of the Colorado Repertory Singers, an auditioned community chorale. He was also the Director of the Northland Chorale.
Mr. Williams was a popular choral clinician and an active teacher and mentor, nurturing the love of music in piano, voice and composition students in his “Studio B." He produced and directed numerous feature concerts in the greater Denver area.
As a composer, Mr. Williams works include over 30 sacred choral octavos, 150 hymn arrangements for small wind ensemble, a solo piano collection, and various works for string orchestra, double brass choir and orchestra. Compositionally, Mr. Williams combined his training and background as a pianist, cellist and choral director to create works that bear his unique style. His music is published through Aspen Creek Music Publishing, LLC.
Mr. Williams’ most recent commission, Turtle Dove Done Drooped His Wings, was performed by the Sine Nomine Choir in Denver. His popular Christmas anthems, The Stable Choir and Sing Noel were performed in concert by the prestigious Colorado Mormon Chorale. His sacred octavos have been performed by churches around the country.
Mr. Williams released his third CD, From My Heart, Vol 3: Reflections, which features original fully orchestrated easy listening music. It joins From My Heart, Vol. 1: Songs Without Words, and From My Heart, Vol. 2: Christmas Collection. They are available at ronwilliamsmusic.com.
Mr. Williams was a member of the Colorado Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association(ACDA), the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). A native Floridian, he earned a Master of Music degree in composition from the University of Colorado, a Bachelor of Music degree in Theory from Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida. He taught vocal and instrumental music on both collegiate and elementary school levels. He was a lifelong pianist and enjoyed playing a variety of musical instruments.