Performance skills workshop as related to performance anxiety/stress with San Fransisco Symphony's Principal trumpet Bill Williams, at Portland State University, Portland Oregon April 28-30. Details below

Instrumental Music Alliance
Portland State University
Are the effects of stress helping or hindering your ability to convey your musical ideas? Have you ever wondered why some performances seem to go better than others? Well-known trumpet player and performance psychologist William M. Williams, Jr. will be visiting Portland State University April 28-30 to present three performance skills workshops/masterclasses, as well as a trumpet recital at PSU's recital hall.

The Instrumental Music Alliance at Portland State University is a student-funded, student-run club that organizes and hosts guest musicians and masterclasses in order to bring music to our community. We would like to invite you, your students, and anyone interested, to attend these performance skills workshops at Portland State University.

The workshops are set up as follows: (all events in room 75 of Lincoln Hall)

        • Monday, April 28:
        • 11:00am-1:00pm General Masterclass for all students and types of instrumentalists. The workshop will focus on performance anxiety, and how to improve performance in recitals, concerts, or auditions. Students that attend this masterclass are also encouraged to attend either the Tuesday or Wednesday masterclass as well.
        • Tuesday, April 29:
        • 12:00pm Trumpet Recital by Mr. Williams
        • 4:00pm-6:00pm This masterclass will be targeted more to brass players. A Few students will be performing pieces and working with Mr. Williams to incorporate new techniques in their performance. This will be an interactive workshop, as both the performers and observers will be encouraged to contribute observations and ask questions.

        • Wednesday, April 30:
        • 11:00am-1:00pm This masterclass is for all non-brass players, but will cover the similar information as Tuesday's session.
Mr. Williams has collaborated extensively with the well-known sport psychologist Don Greene and is known for his work coaching musicians at the conservatory and professional levels throughout the US and Europe. If you are interested in learning how to improve your performance in recitals, concerts, or auditions, these workshops are for you.

Students who wish to learn more about the material to be presented in the masterclasses are encouraged to visit the website:

Don Greene Ph.D., Performance Mastery Trainer | Helping Musicians overcome their fear during Audition

All of these events will be held at PSU's Lincoln Hall room 75, located at 1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97201.

We hope to see you there, April 28-30!


Instrumental Music Club at Portland State University

Enclosed: Mr. Williams' Biography
Poster for Event

About the Artist: William M. Williams, Jr.

William M. Williams, Jr., is Acting Principal Trumpet of the San Francisco Symphony and occupant of the William G. Irwin Charity Foundation Chair. Prior to joining the SFS in his current role, he performed as principal trumpet with orchestras in the United States, Switzerland, and Spain. In additional to his orchestral career, Mr. Williams frequently performs chamber music throughout the US and Europe; his recent chamber music activities have included concerts at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, tours with Toronto's Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, and performances with the Ensemble Modern of Frankfurt, Germany.
Mr. Williams received a bachelor's degree and performer's certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a master's degree in psychology from the New School for Social Research in New York. As a member of various ensembles, he has recorded for labels including Arabesque, CBS Masterworks, Analekta, and Naxos, and he can be heard with the San Francisco Symphony on its SFS Media recordings of Mahler's Symphonies 5, 7, and 9.
Also active as an educator, Mr. Williams has served as a visiting faculty member at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan. He has presented master classes at numerous institutions in the US and abroad, including the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, Northwestern University, and various conservatories in Europe and Japan.
He resides in San Francisco with his wife, Margot Heiligman, and their son, Elias.