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DePaul University, Chicago ILL, - 1985
Post graduate coursework in marketing.
Webster University, St. Louis MO., - M.A. Management - 1983
Masters of Arts in Management and Human Relations.
Thesis: Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT) and it's application to a record company start-up.
American Management Association (AMA), 1982
Seminar studies in management.
Army Personnel School, Ft. Harrison IN., 1980
Diploma, Personnel and Organizational Administration courses.
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA., 1979
Graduate coursework in music composition.
Army School of Music, Norfolk VA., 1978
Diploma, Performance - bass.
Berklee College of Music, Boston MA., 1976
Bachelor of Music in Composition.
Private Instruction - Boston Mass., 1975
Studies with Dr. Hugo Norden - Counterpoint; Michael Gibbs, Jazz Composition.
COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO, Music Department, Associate Professor 2010 - Present
Coordinator of Assessment
Student Convocation Coordinator
Instruction include: "Black and Blues Power" - on-line course on Jimi Hendrix (developed).
Instruction include: "Introduction To Black Music" - on-line (developed)
Instruction include: "Popular Contemporary Music" - on-line (developed)
Instruction include: "Fundamentals of Music Literacy" - on-line (developed)
Instruction include: Ensemble Performance
Introduction To Music Theory
COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO, Arts Entertainment & Media Management Department, Associate Professor, 1996 - 2010.
Coordinate the music business concentration to include supervising fourteen instructors.
Coordinate the departments (AEMMP) Semester In Los Angeles music production program.
Coordinate the AEMMP Summer Institute High School Program.
Develop and coordinate the Computer Uses For Managers curriculum to include interviewing and hiring part-time instructors.
Teach music production and music business classes.
Advise undergraduate and graduate students to include development of graduate thesis.
Teach undergraduate and graduate music business and production classes. Accomplishments:
Through meetings with part-time faculty, revised the multi-section production curriculum and the multi-section Computer Uses For Managers. Managed curriculum to insure consistency across sections.
With faculty input, rewrote cross-sectional syllabi's for production curriculum and Computer Uses For Managers course.
Through redesign of course curriculum in music production, increased the total number of music business students to be the highest by concentration in the college for the first time.
Taught the AEMMP Records Grad/Undergrad student-run record company, receiving media attention from the New York Times Develop the first on-line course for Music Marketing
Created and installed a portable ProTools Digital Recording environment within a classroom environment. Saved the college $30,000.00 per year in outside studio costs.
Created Semester In Los Angeles course for music production students.
Developed and implemented the first department Web page. Developed and wrote/revised curriculum/syllabus for the following courses.
Developed course concept for, and taught, Computer-Based Sound Production (Sound Department).
Instructor of Introduction to Management (AEMMP).
COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO, Arts Entertainment & Media Management Department, Radio and Sound Department, 1996-1997 (Artist-in-Residence).
Wrote curriculum/syllabus and taught:
Department Coordinator for the multi-section Music Workshop freshman classes.
Instructor of; Harmony and Ear Training, Orchestration (developed syllabus) and Music Theory.
Revised syllabus and taught Introduction to Music Theory.
SHERWOOD CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, Chicago, Illinois. (Part Time Faculty), 1987-1989
Music Instructor/Jazz & Commercial Music Coordinator.
Private instructions - Guitar, Jazz Harmony, Jazz History.
Creator and Director of the Sherwood Conservatory of Music Jazz ensemble program.
Recruiting: Through on-site personal communications with high school band directors, recruited students from New Trier High School, Curry High School and other Chicago Public Schools, to participate in the Sherwood Jazz ensemble. The Sherwood Jazz Ensemble was the first student ensemble to play as part of the National Academy of Record Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Grammy In The Schools Program.
Rehearsing/Conducting: Composed, arranged and conducted jazz, rock/pop and seasonal music for the jazz ensemble.
Community Service: The Sherwood Jazz Ensemble performed for community based organizations to include performances at commercial banks.
Founded and developed the curriculum for Commercial Music Studies.
Purchased and installed an eight stationed music synthesizer lab.
Instructor of MIDI Concepts for Beginners, MIDI for Educators (for Chicago Public School teachers), Music Printing with Finale and Demo Production
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Skokie, Illinois. (Part Time Faculty), 1984
Developed and taught courses in Jazz Harmony.
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC, Boston, Massachusetts. (Part Time Faculty), 1976- 1977
Taught jazz harmony and ensemble performance.
– Williams, JK (2018). The Veteran and Societal Expectations - Symposium with the Shepherd University community. Erma Ora Byrd Auditorium March 23, 2018 Shepherdstown, WV.
– Williams, JK (2017). Expressing Experiences Through Composition - In-school presentation in consort with Symphony For The Sons of Nam performance. Vanguard School of The Arts. Colorado Springs, Colorado.
– Williams, JK (2016). Me, My Guitar, My M16-Developing Core Values Through Adversity - Presented a multimedia talk connecting The Vietnam War experience to music and the development of core values. Peoria, Illinois Library.
– Williams, JK (2012). Me, My Guitar, My M16-Developing Core Values Through Adversity - Presented a multimedia talk connecting The Vietnam War experience to music and the development of core values. University of Wisconsin at Madison.
– Williams, JK (2012). Me, My Guitar, My M16-Developing Core Values Through Adversity - Presented a multimedia talk connecting The Vietnam War experience to music and the development of core values. Center For American Values. Pueblo, Colorado.
– Williams, JK (2011). Me, My Guitar, My M16-Developing Core Values Through Adversity - Presented a multimedia talk connecting The Vietnam War experience to music and the development of core values. University of Wisconsin at Madison.
– Williams, JK (2010). Music Production and Recording Master Class - Presented a Master Class as part of a 2010 Fulbright Specialist Program. Hue, Vietnam.
– Williams, JK (2010). Women Entrepreneurs and The Business of Music - Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Beijing, China.
– Williams, JK (2009). Service as Citizens - Keynote Address to Rotary One Chicago. Chicago, Illinois.
– Williams, JK (2008). Entreprenuerism and The Business of Music - Paper presented at the 8th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business. Honolulu Hawaii.
– Williams, JK and Hogarth, T. (2007). Jazz and the Art of Improvisation: An American Indigenous Art Form - Workshop presented at the Ho Chi Minh Conservatory of Music. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
– Williams, JK (2007). Preparing Our Children to Overcome Obstacles - Keynote Address at the 141st Anniversary Reunion of The 9th and 10th Calvary Association Buffalo Soldiers. Tucson, Arizona.
–Williams, JK (2007). Careers in the Music Industry - Class Presentation - Leilehua High School. Wahiawa, Hawaii.
– Williams, JK (2006). Catharsis Through Composing - Invited presentation prior to performance of Quiet Shadows (String Quartet) at the 1st International Hue Composer's Symposium. Hue, Vietnam.
– Williams, JK (2004). The African American Composer - Invited presentation in consort with symphony performance. University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.
– Williams, JK (2004). Expressing Experiences Through Composition - In-school presentation in consort with symphony performance. Denver School of the Arts. Denver, Colorado.
– Williams, JK and Colaiuta, V (2003). Concepts of The Jazz Ensemble Through Composition.
Invited to present a Master Class for music students. University of Wisconsin. Whitewater, Wisconsin.
– Williams, JK (2003). Applied Marketing in the Music Industry: An International Perspective -
Workshop presented to Interstudio Continuing Education Program. St Petersburg, Russia.
– Williams, JK and Van Nam, N. (2002). Traditional Music of Vietnam -
Developed and moderated presentation by Dr Nguyen Van Nam, composer from Vietnam. Columbia College Chicago. Chicago, Ill.
– Williams, JK (2001). The Essence of the American Composer - Public presentation in consort with symphony performance at the Ho Chi Minh Conservatory of Music. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
– Williams, JK (2001). Music and Composition - Public school in-class presentation in consort with symphony performance. Oak Park, IL.
– Williams, JK (1998 - 2001). Music of Great Composers - Pre-concert presenter Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Chicago, Ill.
– Williams, JK (1995 -2001). Anyone Can Compose Music - Developed and taught in-schools workshops for the Ravina Festival. Highland Park, Illinois
– Williams, JK (2001). Careers in the Music Business - Panelist for NARAS's Grammy's In The Schools Program. Columbia College Chicago, Ill.
– Williams, JK (2000). Hip Hop Powershop 2000 - Invited by Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney as a panelist to discuss Hip Hop and its place in the Music Industry. Emory University. Atlanta, Ga.
– Williams, K. (1999). Ea Sola Recital.
Moderator/Interviewer for presentation by Vietnam artist Ea Sola at the Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago, Ill.
– Williams, K. (1999) Anyone Can Be a Composer - In-school presentation in consort with symphony performance. Lancaster, PA.
– Williams, K. (1998). The Concepts of American Music. Viet Nam.
Lectures at the Ho Chi Minh Conservatory of Music and the Hanoi Conservatory of Music in Viet Nam.
Williams, K. (1998). Music and Composition. Indianapolis, Indiana.
In school presentation in consort with symphony performance. Public Schools, Indianapolis, Indiana.
– Williams, K. (1998). Music and Composition. Atlanta, GA.
Invited presenter as part of National Public Radio's '"A King Celebration", in consort with symphony performance. Spellman College, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA public schools.
– Williams, K. (1997 - 1998). Dissecting African Portraits. Chicago, Ill.
Pre-concert presentation at Symphony Hall and in-school presentations for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's production of Lukumbe's African Portraits Symphony.
– Williams, K. (1996). The Music of William Grant Still. Chicago, Ill.
Pre-concert presentation with The Andersen String Quartets' performance. North Park College.
– Williams, K. (1996). Composition and Improvisation in World Music. Chicago, Ill.
Invited Panelist for the Chicago Humanities Institute symposium with Bruno Nettle. University of Chicago.
– Williams, K. (1995). The Evolving American Symphony Orchestra: Creating An Atmosphere of Inclusiveness. Chicago, Ill.
Developed and moderated an Symposium for The Columbia College; Cultures, Communities and The Arts, Building Bridges Through Collaboration. Panelist included Henry Fogel, Hale Smith, Tania Leon, Joan Harris and Yong Yan Hu.
– Williams, K. (1994). Society and The Artist. Chicago, Ill.
Moderator/panelist for the The Columbia College Conference: Cultures Communities and the Arts: Exploring the Impact of Cultural Diversity in Chicago.
– Williams, K. and Freeman, P. (1994). Minorities In Classical Music. Chicago, Ill.
Invited guest on Fox TV's "32 This Week" with Wanda Wells.
– Williams, K. (1994). The African American Composer. Detroit Michigan.
Invited presentation in consort with symphony performance. Unisys African-American Composers Forum and Symposium.
– Williams, K. (1992). NAACP ACT-SO. Chicago, Ill.
Judge national composers competition.
– Williams, K. and Hailstork (1991). The African American Composer. Savannah , Georgia.
Invited presentation in consort with symphony performance.
– Williams, K. (1990). Careers in the Music Industry. Chicago, Ill.
Panelist/Moderator, DePaul University - NARAS Grammy's In The Schools.
– Williams, K. (1989). Careers in the Music Industry. Chicago, Ill.
Panelist/Moderator and developed through the NARAS education committee, the first NARAS Grammy's In The Schools.
Williams, JK. (2017). The Veteran and Societal Expectations - Paper presented at a Veterans symposium Shepherd University. Shepherdstown WV. March 23, 2018.
Williams, JK. (2017). Treatise: Conceptualizing American Popular Music Within a Cultural Paradigm- One Omik Music Publishing, Shepherdstown WV. ISBN: 978-0-9711360-2-1
Williams, JK. (2014). Applied Music Theory For Managers Engineers Producers and Artists (E-Learning Web-based Platform). One Omik Music Publishing, Chicago, Ill.
Williams, JK. (2013). Applied Music Theory For Managers Engineers Producers and Artists (E book Edition). One Omik Music Publishing, Chicago, Ill. (E book).
Williams, JK. (2009). Women Entrepreneurs in The Music Industry. Beijing, China.
Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities.
Williams, JK. (2009). Women Entrepreneurs in The Music Industry. 2010, Common Ground Publishing, The International Journal on Arts and The Humanities.
Williams, JK. (2008). Applied Music Theory For Managers Engineers Producers and Artists (2nd Edition). One Omik Music Publishing, Chicago, Ill. Workbook.
Williams, JK. (2002). Applied Music Theory For Managers Engineers Producers and Artists. One Omik Music Publishing, Chicago, Ill. Workbook. ISBN: 9780971136007
Williams, JK. (2001). The Digital Producer. Chicago, Ill. Professional Paper for Berklee Alumni Newsletter.
Williams, JK. and Clague, M. (1995). Classical Music in Chicago. Chicago, Ill. Entry for the Newberry Library and their History of Chicago Encyclopedia.
Williams, JK. (1995). The Evolving Symphony Orchestra. Chicago, Ill.
Paper presented at the Columbia College; Cultures, Communities and The Arts, Building Bridges Through Collaboration.
Williams, JK. (1976). Diagonal Harmony. Boston, Mass. Manuscript, a new concepts in compositional harmony. Williams, JK. (1976-2016)
- Fanfare of a Flower - Full Orchestra - Commissioned by the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in celebration of the 20th season of Elizabeth Shultz's tenure as Music Director. Performed by: Maryland Symphony Hagerstown MD, (November 2019)
- Quiet Shadows- Solo Piano - arranged January 2017 performed by:Leon Bates, Shepherdstown WV (March 2018)
- For The Sons of Nam- Solo Piano - arranged January 2017 performed by:Leon Bates, Shepherdstown WV (March 2018)
- Buffalo Soldiers- Solo Piano - arranged January 2017 performed by:Leon Bates, Shepherdstown WV (March 2018)
- Into The Liquid /A Veterans Lament- Solo Piano - arranged January 2017 performed by:Leon Bates, Shepherdstown WV (March 2018)
-Sonata In Skrebneski (retired) - Solo Piano composed June 2016, performed by: Sebastian Huydt . Chicago, (September 2016)
- Into The Liquid - String Quartet- composed September 2012 performed by:
- A Symphony of Place (retired) - for Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Big Band, Gospel Choir, Chorus, Children's Chorus, Narrator and Soprano and Baritone voice - composed September 2000 - Premiered January 2001 by the Oak Park and River Forest Symphony Orchestra -Jay Friedman conductor.
- An African Fanfare (retired) - for African percussion ensemble, audience and orchestra - composed Aug. 99 Duluth Superior Symphonic Orchestra -Yong Yan Hu Conductor-premiere, Oct. 99.
- Buffalo Soldiers - for Symphonic Band /Full Orchestra - composed June 1997 performed by:
Symphonic version recorded by the St Petersburg (Russia) Symphony, on the CD titled; "Buffalo Soldiers" , and released on LBM Records 2006
- Two Gether - String Quartet - composed Aug. 1995 (no longer available)- Two Gether (retired) - Orchestra - orchestration of String Quartet, (December 1996) (no longer available)
From You (retired) - for orchestra and gospel choir - composed January 1995, performed by: Lincoln Symphony - Yong Yan Hu, conductor (April 1995)
- Fanfare For Life - Orchestra - composed February 1994, performed by:
Recorded by the St Petersburg (Russia) Symphony on the CD titled "Buffalo Soldiers" and released on LBM Records 2006
- New Beginnings (retired)- String Quartet - composed Feb. 1994 (no longer available)
- Symphony For The Sons of Nam - Orchestra - composed November 1991, performed by:
Recorded by the St Petersburg Russian Symphony on the CD titled "Buffalo Soldiers" and released on LBM Records 2006
JAZZ AND POPULAR
Kimotion (formerly The Paumalu Symphony) - Founded, and composed original jazz-influenced music for 25-member ensemble Performances:
Released three CDs featuring Kimotion:
Kimo Williams Band - Formed and directs a three member group performing the music of Jimi Hendrix and the original works of Kimo Williams. - Performances in Chicago concert venues since 1995.
Maryland Symphony Orchestra, 2019 – Fanfare Of a Flower – Orchestra
Yu-Hsuan Liao (September 2019) - Weathering The Storm - Solo piano
Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra (March 2019) - Into The Liquid (Chamber orchestra orchestration)
City of Chicago Office of Cultural Affairs, 2016 -Sonata in Skrebneski - Solo Piano
Chicago Math and Science Academy, 2016 - When Water Flows - Grade 3 Band
ETHEL, 2012 - Into The Liquid - String Quartet
NEA/American Composers Forum/Oak Park Illinois, 2001 - A Symphony of Place - Orchestra
Joffrey Ballet, 1997 - Affection - Symphonic-Big-Band-Rock
West Point Academy, 1997 - Buffalo Soldiers - Symphonic Band
Chicago Sinfonietta, 1995 - Two Gether - String Quartet
Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, 1995 - All From You - Orchestra
AT&T/Chicago Sinfonietta, 1994 - Fanfare For Life - Orchestra
Dr. and Mrs. John Freitag, 1994 - New Beginnings - String Quartet
Chicago Sinfonietta, 1994 - Animal Stories - Orchestra
Producer and Engineer Releases:
Photographer/Owner- KIMOPICS Studio and Gallery
Own and operate a professional photo gallery exhibiting the photographs of Kimo Williams.
133 West German Street Suite 100 Shepherdstown WV 25443
Plan, construct and produce multi-media web-based / Computer-based productions
Musical group performances
Digital Audio software platforms (Protools, Logic, Ableton etc.,)
Music Director/Founder/Manager -
Arts Management Consultant/Adjudicator - 1998-2005
Conducted on-site evaluations of musical arts organizations in Michigan. Provided detailed assessment reports on submitted grant proposals. Organizations included:
-The Detroit Symphony
-The Grand Rapids Symphony
-University Music Society State of Michigan's Arts Council.
-Purpose Prize Fellow , 2015 - Honored as 2015 Purpose Prize Fellow, Recognizing Social Innovators Over 60
-Fulbright Specialist, 2015-2020
Develop international program on American Popular Music and improvisation and it relations to Cultural Identity.
-Faculty Development Award. 2013 Columbia College Chicago
- Fulbright Specialist, 2007-2012
Develop international program on American Jazz History and improvisation and it relations to Cultural Identity.
-Chicagoan of The Year, 2007, Chicago Magazine.
NEA Continental Harmony Project, 2001
Winner of Oak Park IL., composer commission. Composed, A Symphony of Place (2001).
Detroit Symphony, African American Composers Competition, 2000
Winning composition; Buffalo Soldiers .
Lancaster Symphony Composers Award, 1999, 38th recipient for contributions to American Music.
Illinois Arts Council, 1999
Composer Fellowship Award.
Dictionary of Black Composers, 1999
Inclusion: 978-1-884964-27-5, Samuel Floyd - Published by: Rutledge.
Columbia College Chicago, 1998
Faculty Development Award.
African American Academy of Arts and Letters. 1996
Teacher of the Year, Finalist- Columbia College Chicago, 1996- Nominated by students.
Detroit Symphony, African American Composers Symposium, 1994
Detroit Symphony, Black Composers Competition, 1993
Winning composition; Symphony For The Sons of Nam.
Savannah Symphony,- Black Composers Competition, 1991
Winning Composition; Symphony For The Sons of Nam.
League of Black Women The Black Rose Award, 1989
For service to the community.
Fort Sheridan Photography Contest, 1983
Won first and second prize.
Founder and Director. The United States Vietnam Arts Program (USVAP), with a mission to: provide opportunities for artists from Viet Nam and the United States to work collaboratively on artistic projects; to offer encouragement and support for the collaborative process particularly across cultural boundaries; and to bring together new and existing audiences to discover or rediscover the cultural and artistic traditions of both countries.
Produced annual USVAP fund-raising event raising over $150,000.00. 2005-2012
Wrote grants and solicited contributions:
Awarded an Illinois Arts Council grant $30,000.00, 2008
Awarded a Dance Theater Workshop Grant $8,000.00, 2005
Awarded a Northwestern University series of project grants totaling $23,000.00, 2004
Awarded an Illinois Arts Council grant $15,000.00, 2002
Awarded an Illinois Arts Council grant for $7,500.00, 2001
WYCU - Performance of Veterans Lament - 2015
ABC TV- ABC News at 10pm. Interviewee, USVAP fundraising event.
Discovery Channel (National Geographic - Featured interviewee, Vietnam Veterans In Their Own Words, (2008)
WTTW Featured Personality related to my selection as Chicagoan of the Year, 2006
WFLD Fox Thing In The Morning Relating to my award as Chicagoan of the Year, 2006
CLTV in Chicago. Interview relating to the premiere of Buffalo Soldiers, 2006
CBS TV- CSI New York- Musician, 2005
ArtBeat Chicago - with Gary Sinise, 2002
190 North, Channel 7 - On Air performance with Gary Sinise, 2002
Conan O'Brian Talk Show - Gary Sinise promoted LBM CD release, 2002
The Daily Show - Gary Sinise promoted LBM CD release, 2002
David Letterman - Gary Sinise promoted LBM CD release, 2002
Fox TV 32 - On air panelist /consultant for their production, Classical Music and Minorities, 1995
WBEZ Early Edition - relating to remembering September 11th as an artist, 2003
WBEZ Steve Edwards (with Gary Sinise) - relating to the release of Tracking, 2002
WBEZ Steve Edwards - relating to composition Symphony of Place , 2001
NPR Performance Today - Interviewed and Symphony For The Sons of Nam programmed (Annually on Memorial Day, 1993, 2008
WFMT, Studs Terkles' - relating to String Quartet premiere, 1993
Clearvue Education Series - featured composer on their Video release What is a Composer, 1999
Orchestra Music (additional news stories and full reviews available on request):
AWARDS / SELECTIONS
National Band Association - Past Member
College Band Directors - Past Member
Quality Matters - Past Member
United States Service Organization (USO) - Past board member
National Association Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) - Past member.
Project Management Institute - Past member
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences - Past Governor /Vice President and current member.
National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) - One Omik Music Publisher member.
Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI)-
Chicago Youth Symphony - Past board member.
National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum - Past board member.
National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) - Past member.
International Association of Jazz Educators - Past member.S
Bandmaster Commander. United States Army, 1989-1994
Reserve Warrant Officer and Commander of the 85th Division Reserve Band at Fort Sheridan IL.
Captain. US Army-1980-1989
Marketing Officer, 1983-1986.
For the Chicago Recruiting District of the US Army Recruiting initiatives:
Responsibilities included developing marketing strategies, evaluating advertising efforts and recommending alternative advertising to include media buys for specific markets.
US Army Bandsman, 1978-1980
Performed on guitar, electric bass and percussion as a musician for the US Army.
Viet Nam Veteran, 1970
Combat Engineer Received Vietnam Cross of Gallantry awarded by the Vietnam Government and a US Army medal for work as a music performer for troops stationed in remote fighting locations.
Shepherdstown WV, Visitors Center, 2019 - Serve on the Board of Directors
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), 2019 - Representing West Virginia in support of the 2018 US Congressional ACT for Music Modernization.
USO, 2004-2012 - Performer, founded and directed the Lt. Dan Band performing for the military.
USO, 2009-2011 - Board of Directors (BOD)
City of Chicago, 2005-2006 - Veterans Committee to build Vietnam Memorial Plaza
National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, 1997-2003 - BOD and Executive Director.
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, 2000-2001 - Board of Directors
Columbia College Chicago