ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Dustin Williams

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Name: Dustin Williams
Presentation Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 9:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Stamps Auditorium
Presentation Title: Bass Maker's Sound-Off Competition
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? No
Type of Presentation: Lecture

Dustin Art Williams
received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Abilene Christian University
with a double major in classical guitar and double bass, and a Master of Music
Education from West Texas A&M University, where he studied with David
Murray. Dustin served as assistant director of the ISB’s Young Bassist
Program at conventions in 1997, 1999 and 2001, and as editor of the Young
Bassists Page for Bass World magazine from 1996 to1999. After teaching classroom
orchestra for six years in McAllen, Texas, Dustin moved to Salt Lake City, Utah,
where he spent the next four years at the Violin Making School of
America. After graduating and a year working with bass maker Jim Ham in
Victoria, BC, Canada, he moved his family to Nashville, Tennessee, where he
opened Williams Fine Violins in 2004. Dustin founded the ISB’s Bass Makers
Competition in 2003 and has served as its chair since then. At the 2015
ISB Convention in Fort Collins, Colorado, Dustin helped launch the Build-A-Bass
project with Paul Hart. He received the ISB’s Special Recognition Award for
Friend of the Bass in 2011. Recently, Dustin has been instrumental in the
founding of a new orchestra in Nashville, the Two Rivers Community Orchestra.

Program (if available): Not Provided