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Name:  David Brian Williams  

Pen Name: None


Born: in Norwalk, Connecticut



Illinois Connection

Williams is a Professor Emeritus at Illinois State University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Williams is Emeritus Professor of Music and Arts Technology at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. His career has also included teaching and administrative appointments SWRL Educational Research Laboratory, the University of Washington, and the University of Guam. Williams holds a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music Theory degree from Northwestern Louisiana State University and a PhD in Systematic Musicology from the University of Washington. His technology work covers multimedia and Internet applications, music and arts technology education, the development of software applications for music education, and the management of information and instructional technology resources. He currently maintains an active consulting practice in educational and music technology.Dr. Williams has written extensively in the areas of music education, music psychology, music and arts technology, and instructional development. In 2001, he received the Illinois Music Educators Association Distinguished Service Award for his work in music technology.In 2001, he received the Illinois Music Educators Association Distinguished Service Award for his work in music technology and served as president of The College Music Society, 2010-2012. Williams was the founding editor of the journal, Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, and served as editor from 1981 to 1993.

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Titles At Your Library

Experiencing Music Technology (with DVD-ROM)
ISBN: 0534176720

Schirmer. 2006

Enhance your understanding of music technology with EXPERIENCING MUSIC TECHNOLOGY with accompanying DVD-ROM! Complete, practical, and up-to-date, this music text uses real-world software examples to give you a practical understanding of the technology without overwhelming you with the ever-changing details. You are encouraged to acquire the general skills and knowledge needed to evaluate, adapt to, and implement new technologies as they emerge. Software examples and activities found in the text and on the accompanying CD-ROM are provided to help you see the real-world relevance of what you are learning.

Experiencing Music Technology: Software, Data, and Hardware
ISBN: 0028729145

Wadsworth Pub Co. 1996

This second edition of the classic book is thoroughly revised to reflect the vast influence of the Internet. New information on current operating systems, hardware, and software has been added to this comprehensive survey of MIDI, sound generation, Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI), digital recording, sampling, music scoring, and composing.


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