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William C. White is a conductor, composer, teacher, writer, and performer based in Seattle, WA where he serves as music director of Harmonia, a unique performing ensemble comprised of a chorus and orchestra that concertize as one. For four seasons (2011-15) he served as Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. A noted pedagogue, he has led some of the nation’s finest youth orchestra programs, including Portland’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra. Mr. White maintains a significant career as a composer of music for the concert stage, theater, cinema, church, radio, and film. His music has been performed throughout North America as well as in Asia and Europe. His music has been recorded on the MSR Classics, Navonna, and Cedille Record labels. Recordings of his works can be heard at his web site,, where he also maintains a blog and publishing business. Mr. White earned a masters degree in Conducting from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and a BA in Music from the University of Chicago. In 2004, he began attending the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors under the tutelage of Michael Jinbo, later serving as the school’s Conducting Associate, then as its Composer-in-Residence. Mr. White is producer and co-host of The Classical Gabfest, a weekly podcast about the ever-changing world of classical music. He hails from Bethesda, MD, where he began his musical training as a violist.



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