William B Wright Choral Conductor and Senior Teaching Professor of Music, Associate Department Chair of Music

MEY 112



Dr. William B. Wright, conductor and pianist, received a B.A. from Amherst College where he received the Lincoln Lowell Russell Prize for music performance and the Edward Poole Lay Fellowship for graduate study in music. He went on to earn a Master of Music degree in piano performance from The New England Conservatory, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he was awarded the Charles Hayes Fellowship. As pianist or conductor Dr. Wright has performed in twenty-seven countries. He has appeared as piano soloist with the Charlotte Symphony and the North Carolina Dance Theatre, performed at numerous summer chamber music festivals, and been heard on Vermont Public Radio. In 1997, sponsored by the American Embassy in Islamabad, he performed a benefit piano recital at The National Library of Pakistan which raised a significant amount of money for the Rawalpindi Leprosy Hospital.

Dr. Wright has held faculty positions at Tufts University, Harvard Summer School, Clark University, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, The Walnut Hill School for the Arts, the Roxbury Latin School, and the International School of Islamabad, Pakistan.



D.M.A., Choral Conducting, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2001
M. Mus., Piano Performance, The New England Conservatory, 1983
B.A., Amherst College, 1980

Course Information

MUS 150/250 College Chorus
MUS  151/251 Chamber Singers
MUS 100 Fundamentals
MUS 224 Musicianship 1
MUS 225 Musicianship 2