Bill Lawing

Education

D.M.A., M.M. The Cleveland Institute of Music
B.A. Davidson College

Background

I direct the jazz ensemble and other wind and brass activities, and I supervise the electronic music studio and teach a variety of courses. 

I've performed with orchestras throughout the region, appearing as soloist with the Charlotte Symphony, the Charlotte Pops Orchestra, including concerts in Carnegie Hall. I perform primarily as a solo and chamber performer. I'm a member of Carolina Brass, a brass quintet, and I've released a recording with that group. 

I've made five performing and teaching trips to Hong Kong, giving recitals, performing concertos, and serving as conductor and brass instructor of the Hong Kong Youth Music Camp. I've given additional performances in Chile, and in Taiwan with my wife, Cynthia Lawing, artist associate in piano. 

My non-classical performances include many years as lead trumpet in the pit orchestras of the Charlotte "Broadway Lights" series, and performing in concerts that have featured many jazz legends, including Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan. My professional activities away from Davidson have included conducting the CPCC Community Concert Band, and directing instrumental activities for the Music and Worship Conferences of the Presbyterian Church, USA, on 10 occasions. 

Teaching

MUS 11 Wind and Jazz Ensemble
MUS 110 Exploring Music
MUS 211 Music Technology and Production
MUS 224 The Symphony
MUS 221-223 Beethoven
MUS 232 Jazz
MUS 233 American Musical Theatre
MUS 50, 55 Applied Music, Trumpet (Non-Credit)
MUS 155, 255, 256, 355 Applied Music, Trumpet (Credit)