William Owens is a seasoned music educator and very active as a composer, clinician and conductor throughout the United States and Canada. Since 1993, Mr. Owens has written over 150 commissioned and published works for concert band, string orchestra and small ensemble. His music has been performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Midwest Clinic and appears on required music lists nationally and abroad. Principal commissions include those from the California Band Directors Association, the Florida Bandmasters Association, the Iowa Bandmasters Association, the South Plains College (TX) Department of Fine Arts and Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity.
In January 2014, William formally retired from duty as a band director in Texas after 30 years. His spare time interests include sightseeing and reading, particularly motivational material and Presidential biography. A proud Chevrolet Corvette owner/enthusiast, he holds membership with Cowtown Vettes, a non-profit service organization in the Dallas/Fort area.
William resides in Fort Worth, TX with his wife and best friend, Georgia.