William Southerland is a musician and educator based in Durham, NC, specializing in working teens and pre-teens. He works full-time as the music teacher at The Franciscan School in Raleigh, NC. At TFS, William teaches singing and music skills through Kodaly methods as well as musicianship through elementary recorder and Orff instruments.
William holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Florida State University where he studied conducting with Dr. Kevin Fenton. He also holds a Master of Music with a focus on choral conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he studied under Dr. Welborn Young and Dr. Laura Moore. Choirs under his direction have consistently been rated Superior and Excellent by judging panels.
In the after-school hours, William maintains an active private studio of students pursuing voice and piano skills. His students range from age 5-adult and are on all skill levels. He has directed a variety of different theater productions at area high schools and children’s theaters.