Julius P. Williams Is an internationally acclaimed award-winning composer and conductor. He has conducted countless orchestras around the globe, as a composer he has performances by major symphonies,opera companies, film and musical theater. He is also a recording artist,educator, author and pianist. His career has taken him from his native New York to musical venues around the globe, and has involved virtually every musical genre.
A prolific composer, Maestro Williams has created dozens of works for virtually every genre ofcontemporary classical performance, including opera, ballet, orchestra, chamber ensemble, chorus and solo voice, dance, musical theatre and film. His music has been performed by countless symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles around the globe. He has served as Composer-in-Residence of Connecticut’s Nutmeg Ballet Company, which premiered his ballet, Cinderella. His “Norman Overture” was premiered by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Zubin Mehta. The opera Guinevere was performed at the Aspen Music Festival and at Dubrovnik Music Festival in Croatia. He was composer of the score for the film “What Color is Love?” and he scored the theatrical production to “In Dahomey” . His Cantata “A Journey to Freedom” for the Reston Choral and Festival Orchestra in Virginia was recorded on his Album Somewhere Far Away, 2009, on the Albany Record label. The Detroit Symphony premiered the moving tribute to the victims of September 11, In Memoriam recorded on Albany records. He recently composed the music Dreams for the Boston Children’s Choir “raising the roof concert: concert televised on national television and recorded on their 2010 new CD. Maestro Williams has served as conductor-composer of the Connecticut Arts Award for Public Television. His film score for Lifetime TV’s Fighting for our Future won the Gracie Allen Documentary Award in 2003.
Julius Williams’ discography includes the critically acclaimed Symphonic Brotherhood a collection of African-American symphonic music, Shades of Blue , The New American Romanticism, Somewhere Far Away, Places in Time, The American Soloist and Midnight Tolls, Orchestral Equilibrium on Centaur Records and Heart on the Wall for Soprano and Orchestra on Albany Records.
He is currently Professor of Composition and Conducting and Co-Artistic Director of the Berklee International Composers Institute at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Music Director and Conductor of the Trilogy Opera Company in New Jersey. and Board member of the Conductors Guild.