Megan Williams serves as Executive Director for the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta and has been an instrumental music educator in metro-Atlanta for the past 15 years. In that time, she has conducted bands for the City Schools of Decatur, Gwinnett County and Greater Atlanta Christian Schools. Ensembles under her direction have performed in the Hollywood Christmas Parade in Hollywood, California, on a 10-day tour in Chiapas, Mexico, and in countless community and GMEA performances. The Decatur High School Marching Band won their first silver division championship in school history under Mrs. Williams direction. Mrs. Williams currently serves as woodwind specialist for The Wesleyan School, clarinet instructor for the Atlanta Music Academy, and has taught nearly 400 music students for the Outschool international online teaching platform. Mrs.Williams has also directed four different chamber ensembles in performances at the Georgia Music Educators Association Convention. Mrs.Williams holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Education from the University of Georgia where she graduated with honors in 2006, and again with distinction in 2013.
While at the University of Georgia, Mrs. Williams served as Drum Major and Assistant Band Captain for the Redcoat Marching Band. She was an active member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Sigma Alpha Iota, and assisted in creating the Northeast Georgia Marching Exhibition which is still serving marching bands in the northeast Georgia region. Since becoming an instrumental teacher, Mrs. Williams has had students consistently perform with the Georgia All State Bands, District Bands, the Georgia Governor's Honors program, as well as national honor ensembles. Her students have gone on to study music at Indiana University, Berklee College of Music, Northwestern University, and many other established collegiate music programs. As a performer, Mrs. Williams has been among the top woodwind clinicians in metro Atlanta and maintains a full schedule of teaching and traveling to area schools. Her clarinet studio typically has 25 to 30 students who perform at recitals and in area honor ensembles.
Mrs. Williams currently serves as a board member for HEART Music, a non-profit organization serving the public schools of Athens-Clarke County. Mrs. Williams currently resides in Lilburn, Georgia with her husband James, and their two daughters, Isabelle and Eleanor.