UCF Music Department
William R. Ayers

William R. Ayers

  • Assistant Professor

William.Ayers@ucf.edu
407-823-5350
Campus Location: PACM222

William Ayers is a music theorist and composer whose research focuses on twentieth-century American music, transformational theory, alternative tunings, microtonal music, and music in interactive media. Will has presented research at the Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting, the European Music Analysis Conference, the Music Theory Society of New York State, Music Theory Southeast, the South Central Society for Music Theory, the North American Conference on Video Game Music, and the Music and the Moving Image Conference.

Born and raised in Tennessee, Will’s compositions often draw on experiences of life in the Mid-South. His works incorporate elements of process and often reconsider or reformulate compositional styles from the twentieth century. Will’s recent works include A Sense of Something Commonplace, a work for violin and piano that was premiered by Brianna Matzke and Hajnal Pivnick at the Cell Theatre in New York City, and his Three Aphorisms, a set of songs using texts by artist Jenny Holzer.

Will started teaching at UCF in 2017, having previously taught at Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. He holds degrees from Belmont University and the University of Cincinnati.

Research Interests

  • Twentieth-century American music
  • Transformational theory
  • Alternative tunings
  • Microtonal music
  • Music in interactive media

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10553 MUT2127 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅳ Face2Face M,W,F 8:30AM - 9:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
11218 MUT2127 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅳ Face2Face M,W,F 9:30AM - 10:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
19009 MUT4401 Counterpoint Face2Face Tu,Th 4:30PM - 5:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
19010 MUT5445 Counterpoint Face2Face Tu,Th 4:30PM - 5:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
20291 MUT6621 Tech & Conc Musical Analysis Face2Face Th 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80579 MUT2126 Music Theory Musicianship Ⅲ Face2Face M,W,F 8:30AM - 9:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
81409 MUT2126 Music Theory Musicianship Ⅲ Face2Face M,W,F 9:30AM - 10:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
81206 MUT4031 Review of Music Theory Face2Face M 4:30PM - 5:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
81508 MUT4311 Orchestration Face2Face Tu,Th 4:30PM - 5:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
81509 MUT5316 Orchestration Face2Face Tu,Th 4:30PM - 5:45PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

No courses found for Spring 2017.

No courses found for Fall 2016.

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Nov 16, 2017

Music Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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