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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 her

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William also gives seminars on Music for Film for a variety of educational and industry organisations. These have included Wildscreen Festival, Music Industry Education, City University London, Bath Spa University, Shepton Mallet Digital Arts Festival and Earth Music Festival.


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 Bristol Festival of Nature 2010 and was supported by the BBC Natural History Unit.


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.




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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