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William Owens (b. 1963) received his Bachelor
of Music Education degree in 1985 from VanderCook
College of Music in Chicago. A seasoned music
educator, Mr. Owens is active as a composer, conductor,
and clinician throughout the United States. Mr.
Owens has written numerous commissioned and published
works for middle school and high school concert
bands. His music has been programmed at prestigious
venues such as the Midwest Clinic and appears
on required music lists both nationally and abroad.
Principal commissions include those from the California
Band Directors Association, the Chicago Public
Schools Bureau of Cultural Arts, and the Texas
University Interscholastic League. He is a winner
of the ASCAPlus award and a two-time recipient
of the Forrest L. Buchtel Citation for Excellence
in Band Composition. Professional memberships
include ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, and
Texas MEA. Mr. Owens resides in Fort Worth, Texas,
with his wife Georgia.
Visit William's website: www.williamowens.net
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