Faculty & Staff

Kelsey Williams

Faculty: French Horn

Education:

SUNY Fredonia, Music Education; Awarded the Performer's Certificate
Northwestern University, Horn Performance

Bio:

Kelsey Williams is an active freelance performer and teacher in Chicago. She has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Festival Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for 4 years. She also gigs in other parts of the country, subbing with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Williams teaches horn technique classes and lessons at the Chicago High School for the Arts, Merit School of Music, and Lincoln Park High School, alongside her private studio. Ms. Williams loves to get outdoors to hike and backpack. As a passionate dog mom, she looks forward to taking her Bernedoodle, Basil, on some road trips to the mountains.

FAVORITE MUSICIAN:

My favorite group is Dave Matthews Band. My cousin introduced me to their album “Busted Stuff” when I was a little kid. I have so many memories tied to their music. DMB has become a staple on all of my road trips!

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“It’s always exciting when a student is passionate about music and wants to make it their career. But what I really love about music education is the creative outlet it offers. Merit School of Music gives individuals different ways to express their voice, individuality, and creativity. That’s something you get to keep your whole life, regardless of career path.”