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University of Bristol

William is Senior Associate Teacher on the MA in Composition for Film and Television course at Bristol University (2008 - to date). 

The MA for Composition of Music for Film and Television provides professional training in composition for screen media. Taught by Bristol University staff and composers from the professional world, the students develop a strong technological foundation in the subject, along with specialist understanding of television and screen scoring.


Full information about this course is available here

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William gives talks on Music for Film for a variety of industry and educational organisations. These have included BBC Studios Natural History Unit, The Natural History Consortium, City University London, Bath Spa University, Shepton Mallet Digital Arts Festival and Earth Music Festival.


In June 2023, William presented Composition and Conservation: Behind the Wildlife Score for Festival of Nature 2023. This event formed a musical celebration of Williams' 100 score commissions for the major broadcasters. It was held in the Sansovino Hall at Bristol Harbour Hotel and sold out.


In May 2010 William worked, as composer in residence, on a major music for film project with the BBC Concert Orchestra and 27 young musicians. The project was commissioned by The Natural History Consortium and was supported by BBC Studios Natural History Unit.





William is occasionally asked to join panel discussions on aspects of media and the music business. In November 2010 he chaired a panel on Music, Media and Performance as part of Music South West's annual conference at The Watershed, Bristol. Other panel discussions have included:

Music, Media and Opportunities: Career Networking

(2010, Chair: Miguel Mera) at City University London,

How To Get Your Dream Job

(2010, Chair: Ed Drewett) at Bristol Festival of Nature,


The Business of Music

(2009) for Bristol Music Foundation.


He sat on the panel for What's the Score? at Wildscreen Film Festival 2014.

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Previous teaching posts have included Director of Music at Badminton School, Assistant Director of Music at Clifton College and Music Specialist to the Board of Governors for Redland High School, an independent girls' school in Bristol.


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