Fisk University Organist, Dr. Anthony Williams drops in on Patrick D. McCoy, The African-American Voice in Classical Music to discuss his upcoming organ recital at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, May 22.
At the historic Fisk University in Nashville, TN, Dr. Williams teaches organ and courses in music history. In addition to his academic post, Williams is the organist at First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Previous university appointments include Dillard University, where he was a member of the music faculty. His teaching career began at Fisk, serving in as director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers in the late 80s. This earned him a place in the history of the legendary ensemble as the youngest person to hold the position. Anthony Williams earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the American Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers have included Robert Glasgow, Marilyn Mason, David Mulbury, Peter Fyfe, and Paul Jordan.