Composer Amy Williams


Williams named 2017-2018 Fulbright Scholar to Ireland

March 2017

“piano music that ought to be standard in postmodern recitals”

Buffalo News

Williams receives one of five Koussevitsky commissions to write for soprano Tony Arnold and the JACK Quartet

September 2016

…a composer who has a sharp, clear and always logical ear, but also great intuitive musicality.


Williams receives Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

March 2016

…[her] music is simultaneously demanding, rewarding, and fascinating…This is cerebral music, to be sure, but of impressive warmth and wit…

The Buffalo News

Williams receives 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition

April 2015

Williams has a great ear for fresh, varied, and incisive fields of sonic events.


…daring in its premise and refreshing in its textural immediacy.

San Francisco Classical Voice