Patrick Williams is one of the most versatile composers in the music industry. Having composed the music for over 65 feature films, 100 television films, 25 television series, as well as 18 albums and 30 concert works, Mr. Williams has established himself as one of the most accomplished and prolific composers in the music industry today. He has received 4 Emmy Awards with 22 nominations and 2 Grammy awards with 19 nominations; he has also been nominated for both an Academy Award and the Pulitzer Prize in Music.
He has been the featured clinician at Berklee School of Music, Colorado University, Duke University, Elmhurst College, Texas Christian University, UCLA, USC, University of Utah, Yale University, and many others. He served as artistic director of the Henry Mancini Institute, one of the nation’s premier programs for aspiring professional musicians on the campus of UCLA, from 2002 to 2007.
Mr. Williams was chosen by Frank Sinatra to act as musical director/arranger for his final studio recordings, Duets and Duets II. Additionally, he has arranged for Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Brian Setzer, and Barbra Streisand to name just a few.