Michael Glenn Williams’ music and piano performance is featured on productions such as the “Chicago Hope;” “Wicker Park,” “The Limey,” “King of the Hill,” “Younger and Younger,” “House of Yes,” “Through the Door” and “Wonderland.” His concert transcriptions of video game music are featured in the game “Crabs and Penguins” from Coke, and performed by the Video Games Live orchestra.
His music has been recorded by internationally famous pianists such as Sean Chen, Roberto Prosseda, Gabriele Baldocci and Enrico Pompili. His jazz group “1 40 4 20″ has released two albums:”Jazz Trespassers” and “Wet,” to critical acclaim.
Williams is well known in the computer industry as an expert in operating system design, system hardware design and computer chip functional design. He served full time as Principal Architect for Nokia’s Enterprise Solutions division. He was the author of the music, MIDI sequencing, typesetting and printing program SuperScore, and consulted on the design of the original music font for general use “Sonata” with Adobe Systems. His name appears in many patents, and in two IEEE international computer standards.
As an arts administrator Michael served as President of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, and concert producer for Who’s Afraid of Opera, The Chopin Project, and record producer for AIX Media, Stradivarius, PARMA/Naxos, Pocket Jazz Records and Coke.
Williams has served as director of music, conductor, accompanist and organist for numerous orchestras, churches, temples, colleges and master classes in Southern California. As an accomplished classical pianist, Michael Williams was named an “International Piano Master” by the International Piano Academy of Lake Como. He twice won the Northridge Chamber Music award, and has premiered many works for piano as a new music evangelist.
He taught music composition at UCLA extension and teaches piano and composition privately. He studied composition and piano performance at California State University Northridge and at the Eastman School of Music, where he won the Howard Hanson Prize for orchestral composition. He is active member of AMC (American Music Center www.amc.net) CMS (College Music Society www.music.org) NACUSA (National Association of Composers USA www.music-usa.org/nacusa-la) and SCI (Society of Composers www.societyofcomposers.org)