Anthony Williams is Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Northern Iowa. His previous teaching appointments include stints at the University of Mary (ND), University of Memphis, and Lemoyne-Owen College. He maintains a high frequency of performing in classical, jazz, and new music settings. He has performed with artists and ensembles such as the Memphis Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, Dubuque Symphony, Memphis Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra of the Delta, Ray Charles Orchestra, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Natalie Cole, The "Ghost Bands" of Cab Calloway, Jimmy Dorsey and Benny Goodman, Slide Hampton, Peter Erskine, Natalie Cole, Rufus Reid, and Clark Terry. Williams recently released "SYNTHESIS,"his first solo recording that features newly commissioned works for solo trombone that feature a confluence of jazz and classical style. Other recordings include performances as lead trombonist on the Mike Waldrop Big Band’s recent releases; "Origin Suite" and “Time Within Itself." Other recording projects include Grosso for Trombone and Electronics for Mexican born composer, Jorge Sosa’s album, “Plastic Time," albums by Ryan Middagh, the Dave Lisik Jazz Orchestra, University of Memphis “Southern Comfort" Jazz Ensemble, and The award-winning University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One playing lead trombone.

Dr. Williams earned degrees from the University of Central Arkansas (BM), University of Northern Iowa (MM), and the University of Memphis (DMA).

He is a member of the International Trombone Association, National Association for Music Education, College Music Society, and the Jazz Education Network.