Composer Spotlight

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Omar Williams

In an effort to address the lack of diversity in school band repertoire and challenge a system that perpetuates the commodification of it, the Equity and Inclusion Committee of NYSBDA is using its platform to put a Spotlight on composers who are all too often underrepresented.

The initiative will feature compositions that our students need to experience in performance and the dynamic composers, their stories, and passions in the world of band music. Each Spotlight will include works recommended by the composers for our students. We want to give you a behind-the-scenes look into what drives each composer, their stories of developing a unique voice, and conversations of obstacles and advocacy in our current world.

For comments and suggestions (content and composers), contact Omar Williams:

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