Evan Williams, composer

Evan Williams is the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Commissioned Composer Program's 2021 composer. UWRF photo

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Music Department will present its 55th annual commissioned composer program featuring Composer Evan Williams Wednesday, April 19-21. The public is invited via Zoom.

This year's work by Williams is titled "Sound an Alarm" in which Williams inscribed in the score "Dedicated to the memory of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others.”

Each year, UW-River Falls commissions a composer to write a piece of music for the student body and arranges for that composer to come to the campus in the spring to interact with the students and take part in the premier performance of that work.  

The UWRF Commissioned Composer Program was founded by Professor Emeritus Conrad DeJong in 1967 and is the longest running program of its kind in the U.S., putting a national spotlight on the UWRF Music Department.

In light of COVID-19 restrictions, the events will be held virtually.

Evan Williams Composition Seminar with UWRF composition students:

Monday, April 19, at 1 p.m.

Zoom Link: https://uwrf-edu.zoom.us/j/84855730237

Meeting ID:   848 5573 0237

Evan Williams "Sound an Alarm" Convocation:

Wednesday, April 21, at 11 a.m.

 Zoom Link: https://uwrf-edu.zoom.us/j/82217163693

Meeting ID:  822 1716 3693

For more information, call the UWRF Music Department at 715-425-3183.

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