Bill Williams is known internationally for his work as an orchestral principal trumpeter, chamber musician and soloist. He has been featured as principal trumpet and soloist in major orchestras and festivals throughout the USA, Europe and Asia, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Berner Symphonieorchester, the City of Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Opera orchestra, and others. In addition to his performing career, Bill has been involved in a wide range of activities, from serving as the artistic coordinator of the YouTube Symphony to maintaining an active performance coaching practice. He has served as a faculty member/lecturer at numerous institutions including the New World Symphony, the Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music and the Curtis Institute. As an educator and leader, Bill served as Dean of the New World Symphony from 2009-2012, collaborating with New World Symphony Fellows and Staff to expand the NWS curriculum to include an increased range of educational, artistic and technology-related activities. He is the recipient of the Bachelor of Music degree with the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and the Master of Arts degree in Psychology from the New School for Social Research.
Don Greene, Ph.D., is a performance enhancement specialist with an extraordinary range of experience. His unique approach to helping people perform their best in high-pressure situations – from police SWAT officers and Olympic athletes to performing artists – has made him one of the most sought-after peak performance coaches in the world. In 1998, after helping several performers win important auditions, he was invited to become a faculty member at The Juilliard School in Manhattan and the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, where he taught for many years. Now living in San Diego, he continues his pioneering work and mentoring internationally with performing artists by way of the internet and Skype.