Composer

Past Residents

Gordon H Williams

Gordon H. Williams is a composer, musician and educator. He has performed as a soloist with the Gordon College Wind Ensemble (Gordon Jacob’s Concerto for Timpani and Wind Band) and as marimba soloist, premiering a commission for Boston Children’s Chorus’ 10th year anniversary (Three Haiku by Dr. Ellen Gilson Voth). 

Gordon believes strongly in the communal benefits of music and has worked with a number of community groups; serving on the board of directors for the Harvest Coop Markets, assistant directing Community Band- Wenham, and performing and conducting with the  Ipswich Summer Band. Gordon works in the Education and Community Initiatives department at Boston Ballet.

Gordon strives to make art relevant and accessible. He has presented interactive events in festivals such as Make Music Boston, ArtWeek Boston and Figment.

Gordon graduated magna cum laude from Gordon College with a B.M. in Music Education. His private teachers include Aaron Trant and Robert Schulz (percussion), Armine Karapetian (piano) and Jawwad Noor (sitar). 

Past Residents

Marshall Jones

Dr. Marshall Jones is a composer, pianist, hornist, church musician, and educator. Currently, Marshall is Director of Music at St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice, NE. Marshall recently completed his D.M. in Music Theory and Composition at Florida State University where he served as a graduate assistant teaching composition, music theory, and aural skills. He also earned an M.M. in Composition from the University of South Florida and a B.M.E. in Music Education from The College of Wooster.

Marshall’s acoustic works have been featured as part of the Cortona Sessions for New Music 2016, the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium 2014, the International Horn Symposium 2015, and regional SCI Conferences in 2012 and 2015. His electroacoustic works have been featured as part of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Soundcrawl:Nashville, and the Ammermann Center’s Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology. His orchestral work Paramnesis won the FSU Orchestral Composition Competition in 2015. His works have been performed by members of the Semiosis Quartet, the JACK Quartet, the FSU Horn Choir, the Florida State University Philharmonia Orchestra, and members of the Greater Cleveland Flute Society.

Past Residents

Adam Kennaugh

In between pitch and noise, Adam Kennaugh’s music investigates the physical energies in producing a sound, which exists in a dense, unstable soundworld, reflective of the unpredictability of everyday life. Through this, he seeks to combine the visual and aural aspects of a musical performance to create an immersive experience for the listener that is both contemplative and delicate, yet sharp and aggressive.

He received a M.M. from Bowling Green state University (studying with Elainie Lillios, Christopher Dietz, Marilyn Shrude, Mikel Kuehn), received a B.M. from Montclair State University (Marcos Balter, Elizabeth Brown, Ting Ho), and an A.A. from the County College of Morris (Jose Bevia).

When he is not doing anything musically related, Adam enjoys a really good sandwich, movies that make him think/cry/laugh, and expanding his spice rack to overshadow his cooking abilities.