About the School
David A. Williams

Associate Director
Associate Professor of Music Education
Phone: (813) 974-9166
Email: davidw@usf.edu

David Williams teaches instrumental music education and technology courses, including: Computer Applications in Music Education. His research projects include Musical Meaning: Teenage Participation in Musical Activities In and Out of School (funded by a "Sounds of Learning: The Impact of Music Education" grant), Collaboration Among Music Teachers, Skills and Behaviors Important to Successful Music Teaching (an insider's look at what it takes), and What are We Doing and How Well are We Doing It? (a philosophical paper published in Music Educators Journal publication).

He published articles in: the Journal of Research in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research to Music Education, Journal of Technology in Music Learning, Southern Music Education Research Journal, Teaching Music, Journal of Music Teacher Education, FETConnection, Technological Directions in Music Learning, and General Music Today, and contributed a book chapter to On the Nature of the Musical Experience.

He recently presented a paper, Enhancing Pre-Service Music Teacher's Learning in Digital Arts Education Through Innovative Approaches to K-12 Classroom Instruction, at a joint national conference of the College Music Society and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction in Quebec City, Canada.

Williams holds a PhD in music education from Northwestern University and a master of music education degree from the State University of West Georgia. His bachelor degree is in music education from Morehead State University.