William Campbell

Professor | Chair

Dr. Campbell teaches all aspects of music theory and conducts the Chamber Orchestra. His creative work as a composer, pianist, and improviser is well known, and his music can be heard throughout the country in multiple venues.

Recent commissions include his Piano Quintet premiered last year by himself at the piano with the Maia String Quartet, and the score to the film Finding Face. Dr. Campbell's CDs, including the new release Piano Songs may be found on iTunes, CDBaby, and streaming on Pandora.

Dr. Campbell is 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. His music has been awarded by regional and national agencies including the Penfield Commission, Waging Peace, and ASCAP.

Personal Website

Read Dr. Campbell's CV (pdf)

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Education and Training

  • PhD, University of Oregon Music Composition (Music Theory supporting area)
  • Master of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Music Composition
  • Bachelor of Music, University of Arizona Music Composition

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Music Composition
  • Music Theory
  • World Music

Recent Recordings and Publications

Piano Songs, William Campbell Music (2011)
Open Rail, Sonoran Consort (2001)

Open Vistas (for Symphonic Band), BRS Music (2009)
Coyote Dances (for Wind Ensemble), BRS Music (2007)

Memberships and Honors

Iowa Composers Forum
American Composers Forum

Courses Taught
  • Music Theory I, II, III, IV
  • Aural Skills I, II, III, IV
  • Form and Analysis
  • Applied Composition
  • Music in Culture


William Campbell

Galvin Fine Arts Center 111
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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