ACADEMY BUSINESS MANAGER, PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION AND SUMMER PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATOR
Academy Business Administrator, Michael Williams, enjoys a varied career as a performer, educator, and arts administrator. As a flutist Michael can be heard on stages across the Front Range. He was appointed as Second Flute/Piccolo with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs in 2019 and performed as Acting Second Flute during the Colorado Symphony’s 2017-2018 season. He continues to perform with the Colorado Symphony as a frequent substitute as well as with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Boulder Philharmonic, including performances as guest principal.
He has performed with the Lexington Philharmonic in Kentucky, Island City Opera and Opera Parallel in the Bay Area, the Bloomington Chamber Singers in Indiana, and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. Michael is also an active flute teacher in the Denver area. He is co-director of the Mile High Flute Benders community flute choir and is a Practicing Artist at his alma mater the Denver School of the Arts. He holds a Master of Music from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
In addition to his performance and teaching activities Michael is an experienced fundraiser and arts administrator. He has held positions with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Conservatory, A Child’s Song and the Studio, Colorado Symphony, Denver Young Artists Orchestra, and the Colorado Ballet. Michael is currently serving as President of the Colorado Flute Association having previously occupied the role of Vice President.