Joshua Williams, first-place winner of last year’s professional division of the International Horn Competition of America, will be a featured artist at the 50th International Horn Society Summer Symposium in Muncie, Indiana, July 30 through Aug. 5.
Williams, a 26-year-old Tuscaloosa native who’s entering the last year of his doctorate of musical arts program at The University of Alabama, will be one of 10 headline artists featured in the symposium. Charles “Skip” Snead, director and professor in the UA School of Music and Williams’ music mentor since high school, said that’s an honor reserved for only the “very finest and most notable horn” players.
“It is an absolute who’s who of people in the industry,” Snead said. “The equivalent of a professional sports all-star event.
“It is an incredible honor that Joshua was one of the featured artists to be invited to this symposium. This was because of his major win in the International Horn Competition last year, which has catapulted him onto the international scene.”