Music Department
Holloway Hall

William Willis

 

William A. V. Willis completed his BA in Vocal Performance at Salisbury University and his MM in Vocal Performance at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. For two consecutive years (2006 and 2007), Willis placed in the top three in his category at the Maryland-Washington D. C. National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition. At SU, Willis had the honor of portraying the role of the Sorcerer in SU's first opera production, Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell. After Willis graduated from SU, he taught on the faculty of Delaware State University. He then went to study in Greensboro, participating in the performances of several opera productions. His roles include Warden Frank in Die Fledermaus, Mr. Gobineau in The Medium, and Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors. He has also participated in the performances of Handel's Messiah, Bach's Magnificat, The Boyfriend, and various other performances. In addition to singing, Willis is a third-degree black belt instructor in Takido and is working on his fourth degree at Martial Arts United; he also holds a red belt in Hapkido.