WILLIAM CAMPBELL (b. 1969) is a composer, performer and teacher whose music is performed by orchestras, symphonic bands, soloists, chamber groups and choirs throughout the U.S. He also works with choreographers and directors for dance, theater and film scores.
As a pianist and improviser he has performed as soloist and in contemporary ensembles including the acclaimed Sonoran Consort. “Piano Songs,” a CD of solo piano compositions is available through all major outlets. Additionally, churches nationwide sing his music for worship every Sunday. Awards include multiple ASCAPPlus Awards, a Penfield Commission Project Composition Prize, and a Waging Peace International Composition Special Honor.
His compositions are included in guitarist Phil Hemmo’s CD “Guitar Recital,” and his film score work can be heard on the Academy Award nominated film “50 Feet From Syria.” Recent concert premieres include “Splendor Paterne Gloriae” by the St. Ambrose University Chamber Singers, “Green Fire Variations” for Cello and Piano, and “Where the River Bends” by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.
Campbell is Professor of Music and Chair of the music department at St. Ambrose University in addition to being the director of contemporary music at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa. He earned degrees from the University of Arizona (B.M.), the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (M.M.), and the University of Oregon (Ph.D.). His music has been awarded by regional and national agencies including the Penfield Commission, Waging Peace, the Kennedy Center, and ASCAP.