Gregory T. Williams joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 2006 as Associate Principal Clarinet and E-flat Clarinet. Before arriving in Minnesota, he was the principal clarinetist with the Kansas City Symphony for three seasons, serving as second and E-flat clarinetist for one season prior to that. He was the principal clarinetist in the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra for the summers of 2005 and 2006 and has also performed with the Cincinnati Symphony and the Aspen Festival Orchestra, in the latter as Second and E-flat Clarinet Fellow, from 1998 to 2000.
Greg attended University of Missouri-Columbia, where he studied with Paul Garritson and Edward Dolbashian while earning a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance. He received a master’s degree from the University of Toronto, where he studied with Joaquin Valdepenas, and studied at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Richard Hawley.
Greg has taught clarinet at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Washburn University in Topeka, KS. In his spare time he enjoys road biking. He lives in Plymouth with his wife, oboist Julie Gramolini Williams.