Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for his “sweet but potent birdsong,” Denver native Michael Williams can be heard on stages across the Front Range. Michael was appointed as Second Flute/Piccolo with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs in 2019 and performed as Acting Second Flute with the Colorado Symphony for the 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, and the Bloomington Chamber Singers in Indiana. Michael was an orchestral fellow with the National Orchestral Institute, a featured artist for three seasons with the Switchboard New Music Festival in San Francisco, and has performed with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra.
In addition to his performance 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.