Faculty Profile

Todd Williams

Assistant Professor

Music and Theatre


Todd Williams hails from among the finest artists in today's music scene. Originally known for his saxophone and clarinet work with the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Williams has been honored with such positions as Assistant Professor at Queens College and Music Director of Times Square Church. He is presently the Assistant Professor of Music Education at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Todd has performed at most every prestigious venue from multiple performances at the White House to Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl. Extensive recording with Marsalis and guest appearances with such artists as Sir Roland Hanna, the Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Grammy Award winner, Christian McBride, decorate his list of accomplishments. Williams is a four-time recipient of ASCAP's Plus Award for Composers.

Indiana Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of Music Education, Fall 2012-present

  • Wynton Marsalis Septet, Marion Anderson Award Concert, November 2015 
  • Featured Soloist with Harry Connick, Jr., Dinner w/the Stars, May 2014 
  • Christian McBride Big Band-Grammy Award Winning Recording, The Good Feeling, Sept. 2012 
  • The White House Music Series clinician/4-time performer, Washington D.C., June-Dec. 2009 
  • Recipient of ASCAP “Special Awards” for composers, 2006 
  • National Jazz Museum of Harlem Civic Jazz panelist/performer, June 2015 
  • Juilliard Jazz Orchestra Guest Conductor, January 2015 
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Featured Artist 1989-2016 
  • Member of the Wynton Marsalis Quintet/Septet 1987-1993 
  • Extensive CD Recording, featured solos & original compositions  
  • Indiana Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of Music Education 2012-present 
  • Tuxedo Park School Instrumental Music Teacher 2007-2012 
  • Times Square Church Music Director 2000-2005 
  • Latest Recording: Lift Up Your Heads, August 2015 (CD Baby, Amazon, I-tunes) 
Doctoral Coursework - Music Education

Indiana University,


Duke University Divinity School, 1996

B.M. - Jazz/Commercial Composition

Manhattan School of Music, 1997