William Campbell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Music, Theory & Composition
Chair of the Music Department

William (Bill) Campbell is a composer, pianist and improviser whose music can be heard throughout the country in multiple venues. Recent premieres include Meditation by classical guitarist Phil Hemmo, Coyote Dances by the Quad City Symphony, and Quintet for Piano and Strings premiered by himself and the Maia Quartet, and the score to the film Finding Face. Current composition projects for 2013-14 include more music for classical guitarist Philip Hemmo, a suite based on Japanese folk songs for piano and tubist Beth Wiese, and a set of songs for SATB choir on words by poet Wendell Berry. Campbell's CDs, including the recent release Piano Songs may be found on iTunes and all other major outlets.

Campbell is Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the music department at St. Ambrose University in addition to being the director of contemporary music at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa. He earned degrees from the University of Arizona (B.M.), the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (M.M.), and the University of Oregon (Ph.D.). His music has been awarded by regional and national agencies including the Penfield Commission, Waging Peace, the Kennedy Center, and ASCAP.

For more info, check out www.WilliamCampbellMusic.com.

And be sure to visit the SAU Music Department website

Contact Information:

Music Department
St. Ambrose University
518 W. Locust Street
Davenport, IA 52803



Bachelor of Music in Composition, University of Arizona, 1992
Master of Music in Composition, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1995
Ph.D. in Music Composition & Theory, The University of Oregon, 2001

Courses Taught:

MUS201 - Music Theory I
MUS207 - Aural Skills I
MUS202 - Music Theory II
MUS208 - Aural Skills II
MUS301 - Music Theory III
MUS307 - Aural Skills III
MUS302 - Music Theory IV
MUS308 - Aural Skills IV
MUS401 - Counterpoint
MUS407 - Form and Analysis
MUS115 - Music in Culture
MUS103-U and 303-U Applied Music: Composition

Curriculum Vitae:

Click here to download my current CV.

Music for St. Ambrose
There are at least three songs that are associated with our fine school. Of these, I have arranged two in ways that no person in his or her right mind would have otherwise tried. In the spirit of fun, beauty and creativity I offer these up to all those of the St. Ambrose community. Enjoy!

Ambrosian Oaks is our alma mater, with words set to "Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius. Here's a new version for piano solo based on a recent improvisation.

St. Ambrose Victory is our fight song, in this version arranged as a electronic dance piece.

Again, the "Finlandia" tune, this time with the more familiar harmonies, but in an electronic version.

(c) William Campbell
St. Ambrose University
518 W. Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803