Assistant Professor, Music
Music Bldg, Room 151
Matthew L. Williams is coordinator and assistant professor of music education at the University of Arizona. He teaches courses in undergraduate and graduate music education and advises graduate theses and dissertations. Prior to arriving at the University of Arizona, Dr. Williams taught instrumental music education at the University of Delaware.
Dr. Williams’s research interests include music preference, preservice music teacher preparation, and social justice aspects of music education. He has presented sessions and research at state and national conferences including the National Association for Music Education National Conference, the Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium, and the Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education. He currently serves on the editorial board for UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education and his work has been published in UPDATE, Journal of Band Research, and Research Perspectives in Music Education, among others.
A native of Union, Kentucky, Dr. Williams previously taught band, music theory, music appreciation, and other classes in Kentucky. He holds a B.M. in horn performance and B.M.M.E. degree from the University of Kentucky, M.M. degree in music education from Boston University, an M.M. degree in wind conducting from the University of Louisville, and a Ph.D. in music education from Florida State University.