William F. Montgomery (b. 1983) is a composer, educator, and clinician currently based in picturesque South Eastern Idaho. He is often inspired by the mountains, meadows, and natural beauty that surrounds him but also derives inspiration from literature, dance, and the life of individuals. William (he/his/him) has an affinity for fast, complex rhythms, and highly emotional melodic moments. He also likes to incorporate popular music styles in his settings and juxtaposes these styles against more classically inspired motives. His music for various sized chamber ensembles, string orchestra, and full orchestra have been performed around the world including Tokyo, Paris, Krakow, and around the United States. His most recent projects have been performed by ensembles including Western Carolina University, Louisiana State University Dance and Theater’s production of Joyful Noise, Louisiana Sinfonietta String Quartet, North Star Wind Quintet, and many more.
William holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Music Composition with a secondary concentration in Music Theory from Louisiana State University, and has worked as a percussion clinician in Idaho, Nevada, Louisiana, and Texas. During his undergraduate and masters degree, his music was premiered by the University of Nevada, Reno, Orchestra, Idaho State String Orchestra, as well as various chamber ensembles. William is an avid cinephile, foodie, loves to travel, and is an avid fisherman. He is an alumni member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and an educator endorser for Salyers Percussion.