Instructor of Music
Tenor John Elson Williams is finishing his studies at the University of Iowa as a PhD candidate in Vocal Pedagogy with Ingo Titze. He holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and East Carolina University. Recently, John was seen as tenor soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Vespers with the Michael O’Neal Singers of Atlanta. John has portrayed Sesto in Mozart’s la Clemenza di Tito, Sellum in Stravinsky’s Rakes Progress and the witch in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, both with the Peabody Opera. Additionally, he has performed as soloist for Handel’s Messiah and Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, as well as presented Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the North Carolina Symphony. Currently, he teaches courses at the University of West Georgia of Carrolton, assists with the Masterworks Chorale of Newnan, and cantors at the Cathedral of Christ the King of Atlanta. John proliferates gratitude to God, family, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc., instructors, and friends.