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William Owens

William Owens’ mission is simple, “to provide music that brings joy to performer and listener alike.” An accomplished composer, clinician, and conductor, William Owens has written over 150 commissioned and published works for orchestras, bands, and ensembles. His pieces have been performed world-wide and appear on music lists internationally. Owens has especially established himself as a leading composer for middle school and high school orchestras.

Owens was born in Gary, Indiana in 1963. He graduated from Chicago’s VanderCook College of Music in 1985 and received many awards and grants for composition. His work has been performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall.

Currently based in Fort Worth, Texas, William Owens remains an active composer and clinician throughout the United States and Canada. While not composing, William Owens enjoys reading, sightseeing, and driving his Chevrolet Corvette.

Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Winter Overture Concert will feature two of William Owen’s pieces. Owen’s Attila will be performed by Cadet String Orchestra and his Carpathia, by Debut String Orchestra. The concert will be held March 10 at Meydenbauer Center Theatre.

For concert details and tickets, visit the BYSO calendar.

More information about William Owens can be found on his official website.


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