David Brian Williams is a consultant in music technology and higher education, and Emeritus Professor of Music and Arts Technology at Illinois State University. His degrees are in music education and music theory and composition (BMEd and MM) from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and a PhD in Systematic Musicology from the University of Washington. He has served in faculty, research, and administrative positions at the University of Guam, University of Washington, Southwest Regional Laboratory for Education Research and Development, California State University at Los Angeles, Illinois State University, and Boston University.
Dr. Williams interests are in music education and research, music psychology, and music and arts technology. The 4th edition of his textbook, Experiencing Music Technology, co-authored with Peter Webster is in preparation for Oxford University Press. He has served on the boards of NAfME, CMS, IMEA and CMEA, ATMI, and TI:ME, and has published in various music research and education journals. He is a past president of The College Music Society. David is also a composer, co-creating the multimedia performance work with Tayloe Harding, Grassroots 2008 and 2012, with several performances nationally, and his sacred choral work, Make Haste O God, was recently performed by the Illinois State University Men's Glee Choir. With his wife, Kay, they stay active in the Bloomington, Illinois community as woodwind players.