William Owens (b.
1963) received his Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1985 from
VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. A seasoned music educator,
Mr. Owens is active as a composer, conductor, and clinician
throughout the United States. Mr. Owens has written numerous
commissioned and published works for middle school and high school
concert bands. His music has been programmed at prestigious venues
such as the Midwest Clinic and appears on required music lists both
nationally and abroad. Principal commissions include those from the
California Band Directors Association, the Chicago Public Schools
Bureau of Cultural Arts, and the Texas University Interscholastic
League. He is a winner of the ASCAPlus award and a two-time recipient
of the Forrest L. Buchtel Citation for Excellence in Band
Composition. Professional memberships include ASCAP, the American
Composers Forum, and Texas MEA. Mr. Owens resides in Fort Worth,
Texas, with his wife Georgia.