MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Bill Chamberlin

Bill Chamberlin has over 40 years teaching experience in both classroom and private lesson settings. He teaches all genres of piano music, as well as music theory, arranging, composition and orchestration in both classical and jazz idioms including chord theory, improvisation and “lead sheet” development.

He earned B.A. and M.S. degrees in Music Composition from The Juilliard School studying with Vincent Persichetti, Luciano Berio and Elliott Carter and studied piano performance privately in New York City with Jeaneane Dowis, Joseph Prostakoff and Edith Oppens. He studied conducting with George Mester while at Juilliard and Schenker Analysis privately with Ernst Oster (a former student of Heinrich Schenker).

Past experience includes playing trumpet in the USMA Band at West Point, NY, conducting the Capitol Chamber Artists at the Juilliard School and serving as President of the founding Board of Directors of the Mohawk Valley Symphony Orchestra (NY). Teaching experience includes Director of Instrumental/Choral Music at Lakeland Christian School, Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Director of Spurgeon Singers at Spurgeon College, and Adjunct Professor of Piano and Music Education at Clearwater College.

Currently teaching at several central Florida venues, Chamberlin is thrilled to be a part of the Patel Conservatory faculty helping to develop, mentor, and shape young creative talent for the future enrichment of the performing arts.
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