- Felicity Williams
- Born: 1954
- Fully Represented SOUNZ Composer
Felicity Mary Williams (nee Walker) was born in Christchurch 24-6-54. Educated Rangi Ruru Girls High School ChCh (1968-72). Left high school to travel abroad with parents, living in India, 1972.
Enrolled at University of Canterbury, 1973-5,77,graduating BMus 1976, BMus(hons) 1978. 1976 at ChCh Teachers College. Studied piano with Rosemary Stott and Iola Shelley, LTCL 1973, LRSM 1979. Received the Irene Lassen Prize for outstanding candidate.
Studied singing with Winifred Walker and Joan Davies, LTCL 1974. Studied violin with Louis Yffer and Pauline Smith, ATCL 1976. 1978-1987, part-time teacher, musician and freelance composer based in Christchurch. 1988 Composer-in-Schools with Elmwood Normal School, Cobham Intermediate and Burnside High School.
1989 to date freelance composer and itinerant composer-in-schools at Elmwood and Cobham. Runs workshops in creative music and movement throughout NZ, also, 1990,91, in Canada. Major QEII Arts Council Grant 1989. Major Suffrage Centennial Trust grant in 1993. Member CANZ Committee 1990,91. Married Grant Williams 1971, 1 daughter Clemency (b.1977), 1 son Samuel (b.1985).
See also Bibliography of NZ Compositions (-1982). Full CV on file at SOUNZSource: Norman, Philip: Bibliography of New Zealand Compositions, Third Edition; Nota Bene Music (1991)