Amy Williams is a composer of music that is “simultaneously demanding, rewarding, and fascinating” (Buffalo News). Her compositions have been presented at renowned contemporary music venues in the U.S., Australia, Asia, and Europe by leading contemporary music soloists and ensembles, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JACK Quartet, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Wet Ink, Talujon, International Contemporary Ensemble, h2 Saxophone Quartet, and Bent Frequency, among others. Her pieces appear on the Albany, Parma, VDM (Italy), Blue Griffin, Centaur, and New Ariel labels. As a member of the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo, Williams has performed throughout Europe and the Americas and recorded six critically acclaimed albums for Wergo, in addition to appearing on the Neos and Albany labels. Williams has been awarded a Howard Foundation Fellowship, Fromm Music Foundation Commission, Guggenheim Fellowship, Koussevitsky Music Foundation Commission, Arts and Letters Award and Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Fulbright Scholars Fellowship. She holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University at Buffalo, where she received her master's degree in piano performance. Williams has taught at Bennington College and Northwestern University and is currently an Associate Professor of Composition at the University of Pittsburgh. Williams also serves as Artistic Director of the New Music On The Point Festival in Vermont.