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William Wells

William Wells

  • Professor of Music and Choral Director, Emeritus, Music

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Music

During his twenty-seven years at Carleton, Professor Wells conducted the Carleton Choir and Chamber Singers and taught courses in the music of Stravinsky, Bach, Wagner’s “The Ring”, Survey of Music Literature and Choral Conducting. He served as Co-Chair of the Music Dept., 1973-1982 and in 1972, founded the Carleton Contemporary Ensemble. He also helped organize various music festivals honoring Stravinsky, Haydn, Bach-Handel, and Music of the Americas. Under his direction the Carleton choral groups recorded music by Phillip Rhodes, Steven Mackay and Schubert (with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra). Each spring the Chamber Singers performed staged productions of Gilbert & Sullivan and beginning in 1986, presented annual cabaret shows of music by Weill, Sondheim, Gershwin, Bernstein and others. 

Since arriving in Portland in 1993, has music directed and played for many theater productions. He continues to work extensively with vocalist, Susannah Mars, as Pianist/Music Director.

Emeriti Faculty

Education: Occidental College, BA; Univ. of CA, Berkeley, MA; Stanford U., DMA

During his twenty-seven years at Carleton, Professor Wells conducted the Carleton Choir and Chamber Singers and taught courses in the music of Stravinsky, Bach, Wagner’s “The Ring”, Survey of Music Literature and Choral Conducting. He served as Co-Chair of the Music Dept., 1973-1982 and in 1972, founded the Carleton Contemporary Ensemble. He also helped organize various music festivals honoring Stravinsky, Haydn, Bach-Handel, and Music of the Americas. Under his direction the Carleton choral groups recorded music by Phillip Rhodes, Steven Mackay and Schubert (with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra). Each spring the Chamber Singers performed staged productions of Gilbert & Sullivan and beginning in 1986, presented annual cabaret shows of music by Weill, Sondheim, Gershwin, Bernstein and others.

Since arriving in Portland in 1993, has music directed and played for many theater productions.  He continues to work extensively with vocalist, Susannah Mars, as Pianist/Music Director.

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