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William J. Lawson

Organ, Voice Coach

Music

Background

William Lawson studies church music with M. Lee Suitor and M. Searle Wright, piano with Seymour Fink and Patricia Hanson, vocal coaching with Stevenson Barrett, voice with Curtis Streetman and Catherine Fitzmaurice. He served as assistant organist, University of Pittsburgh (Heinz Memorial Chapel), Organist and director of music Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, New York City, since 1998. Publications include articles in The International Encyclopedia of Dance (Oxford University Press, 1998) and Ballet Review. Edited seven annual editions of Stern's Performing Arts Directory and three biennial editions of the Dance Magazine College Guide. Editions of music include Felix Draeseke's Sonata No. 2 in F Major for Viola and Piano, WoO 26, published (Wollenweber Verlag, 1996) and recorded (AK Coburg DR0001), and an 18th-century arrangement of Mozart's Gran Partita performed by the chamber ensemble An die Musik in New York City and at the Flanders Festival in Belgium. Served as librarian and research associate and wrote program notes for the Classical Band, a period-instrument orchestra in New York City directed by Trevor Pinnock. Current research interest is Anglican church music of the Victorian-Edwardian era. Member of Binghamton University faculty since 1998.

Education

  • MA, New York University

Research Interests

  • English Diction

Awards

  • MA, New York University
  • BA, Binghamton University