Dr. Krista Williams
CEO and Founder
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Dr. Krista Williams is a Guest Lecturer at Boston University and Adjunct Professor at Coastal Alabama Community College and Bishop State Community College. Dr. Williams has performed with notable orchestras such as the New Orleans Philharmonic, New Orleans Symphony, Mobile Symphony, and others. Williams has won numerous piano competitions during her career as a classical concert pianist, including the New Orleans Concerto Competition and MMTA Sonata Competition. She has performed for over 100 recitals and professional concerts during her career as a concert pianist with notable orchestras and universities across the country. Williams specialized in solo piano performance under the tutelage of Floretta P. Carson.
Williams received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Education at Boston University, studying with Karen Hendricks, Tawnya Smith, Gareth Smith, and Elizabeth Gould (University of Toronto). She also holds degrees from the University of South Alabama in Music Education and Educational Leadership. As a 2023 and 2024 Grammy Nominated Music Educator and 2021 Boston University SOM Award winner, Dr. Williams has earned the respect and admiration of mentors, colleagues, students, and the community through her dedication and commitment to inclusion and equity in arts education. As an advocate for arts education, Williams has presented numerous research papers and practitioner workshops at state, national, and international conferences, including the International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education (ISSME) in Oslo, Norway and the Music Education and Social Inclusion (MESI) Symposium in San Juan, Puerto Rico.