Zachary Williams

Symphonic Band Conductor

Mr. Williams is the Director of Bands at Ernest Becker Middle School in Las Vegas, Nevada where he currently teaches three concert ensembles, three beginning bands, and a jazz ensemble.  He has been a music educator for 15 years in the Clark County School District and has had an active private studio for 10 years teaching saxophone, clarinet and flute.  Since 2005, Williams’ jazz, concert and private students have earned “superior” ratings in concert and jazz festivals in both Nevada and California.  Williams was awarded 'CCSD Teacher of the Year, Performance Zone 3' for for the 2016-17 school year.  He is a founding member of the Red Rock Saxophone Quartet.  He also performs at a variety of venues in Las Vegas.

Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia where he studied saxophone with Dr. Lawrence Wyman.  He earned his M.M. in Music Education from Northern Arizona University.  Williams’ professional memberships include the National Association for Music Education, Nevada Music Education Association, North American Saxophone Alliance and Southern Nevada Band Directors association.  He served as the CCSD Jazz Festival Chair for four years.  He served as the LVYO Symphonic Band woodwind coach for four years.   Williams currently serves as the co-chairperson of the SNBA Middle School Jazz Honor Band.
Zachary Williams