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Garth Williams: Biography

Garth Williams
1943 -
Region: British Columbia

Garth Williams

Garth Williams attained his B.Mus and M. Mus. Ed. from the University of British Columbia. For the past forty years, Mr. Williams has worked as a Music Educator, Music Educator, Private Teacher, and Professional Musician. He began his career in professional music with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has played with the Victoria Symphony, the CBC Chamber Orchestra, and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. He is presently Founder and Musical Director of the Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra.

When he is not playing professionally, Mr. Williams is generally conducting or arranging music for youth orchestras, as well as solo performers. He has held the position of Musical Director for the Vancouver Youth Symphony, the Delta Youth Orchestra, and is Founder and Past Musical Director of the Summer Pops Youth Orchestra of Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

As a Music Educator, Mr. Williams has formed string programs in three separate school districts in British Columbia, as well as establishing programs in three secondary schools in Vancouver, and North Vancouver, B.C. He has operated his own studio, Kantata Studios for over thirty years, wherein he teaches violin and viola. His website, “kantatastudios.com” hosts all of his solo, duet, and string orchestra compositions. Guests can not only view the compositions, but can also listen to MP3 digitizations of excerpts of each composition. Mr. Williams is also an Associate Composer with the Canadian Music Centre.

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