William Owens (b. 1963) is a native of Gary, Indiana. His career as a music educator spans over twenty years, and he is very active as a composer, clinician and conductor throughout the United States.
Since 1993, Owens has written over sixty commissioned and published works for middle school and high school concert bands. His music is programmed at prestigious venues, such as the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic, and appears on required music lists both nationally and abroad. Principal commissions include those from the California Band Directors Association, the Florida Bandmasters Association, the Chicago Public Schools Bureau of Cultural Arts, and the Texas University Interscholastic League. He is the winner of the ASCA Plus award and a two-time recipient of the Forrest L. Buchtel Citation for Excellence in Band Composition. Professional memberships include ASCAP, the American Composers Forum (ACF), The Mansfield (TX) Wind Symphony, and the Texas MEA. William resides in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Georgia.
Visit Willie at http://www.williamowens.net/