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William is a conductor, composer, actor, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A live musician and recording artist of over a decade, he is versed in all styles of popular music and is equally at home in such diverse disciplines as jazz guitar, music theory, accordion/banjo/folk instruments, piano, and much more. His achievements in classical music have reached the notice of Opera News, which recently featured him in their August 2016 cover story. His work as conductor, performer, and stage director give him a wide breadth of knowledge and experience especially suited to dramatically-aspiring performance artists. For students wanting a comprehensive view of music and/or stage craft, William represents the complete package. From the singer needing vocal and dramatic coaching on their latest aria to the junior pianist working their way through new repertoire, William's style combines knowledge of the craft at hand with context from related disciplines with a goal of always being able to answer the enterprising student's most important question: "Why?"
I am the founder and Artistic/Musical director of Utopia Opera, an up-and-coming indie opera company in NYC. In my capacities, I have music directed/conducted the majority of our productions, while also sometimes stage directing and producing or playing piano or guitar in the orchestra. In this time, I have experienced first-hand the talent and hard work that goes into a polished performance (musical, dramatic, or otherwise), and, more importantly, the skills that need to be learned by the performers on their journey to stage success.
Freelance pianist and coach for opera, musical theatre, audition prep, and everything in-between as well as accompanist for rehearsals, performances, and auditions.