Milton and I have been working together for more than 50 years. In my view, he is one of the most important composers/conductors and performers of our time. It has been a privilege to work with him and party with him
Milton Williams biography 6/18/19
Milton Williams, Conductor
Milton Williams has performed internationally as a conductor and vocalist. He appeared in solo and orchestral performances in Western, Southern, Central, and Eastern Europe, Canada, Bermuda, and throughout the United States. He served as music director and conductor for orchestral, choral, and operatic ensembles; his repertoire ranging from opera, and oratorio to symphonic, jazz, blues, and contemporary art music.
Prior conducting assignments include the Peninsula Youth Orchestra, Burlingame, California (Conductor), the University of California at Berkeley (Director, and Principal Conductor of the Student Vocal Music Organization), Street Corner Opera Company (Music Director and Conductor), Solisti Singers and the Solisti Theater Arts Orchestra (Music Director and Conductor), the Notre Dame de Namur University Orchestra (Conductor), and more. His Assistant Conducting employment was with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, Harold Farberman, Music Director. He is also the Director of Music Ministries for Community United Methodist Church, Half Moon Bay, California.
Milton was the Associate Conductor for a production of Leonard Bernstein’s theater piece “Mass,” at Vatican City in Rome, Italy, for Pope John Paul II’s Jubilee celebrations in the year 2000. In August of that year, he was the Chorus Master and Vocal Coach for the Cabrillo Music Festival’s presentation of Aaron Copland’s opera “The Tender Land.” He also performed as a lead Vocal Soloist in both of these productions. For nine years, he was the Rehearsal Conductor, Chorus Master, Vocal Soloist, and Narrator for the Cabrillo Music Festival with Music Directors Denis Russell Davies, and Marin Alsop.
He conducted the California premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass,” at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall with the Oakland Symphony in 1974, and the premiere of his own theater oratorio “Espying” at the Banff Festival of Fine Arts, with Norbert Vesak as Director and Choreographer for both productions. In Canada, he served as Head of the Banff Centre’s School of Fine Arts Choral Division, and Conductor of the Banff Festival Professional Orchestra. He has guest conducted orchestral ensembles as well, including the San Francisco Pops Orchestra.
In addition to his work at University of California at Berkeley, he taught at Stanford University, California State University East Bay, Notre Dame de Namur University, the Banff Festival Musical Theatre Division, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. His private instructors and coaches included: Julius Huehn, Arthur Kraft, Donald Stenberg, Ethel Hardy Smith, Denis de Coteau, Darius Milhaud, Adolf Baller, Ludwig Altman, Loren Rush, Adelaide Richie, and William L. Dawson. He holds degrees in Voice (with an emphasis in English ‘Vocal’ Phonetics, Opera, and Oratorio), Orchestral Conducting, and Composition.
H Stanley Judd – Biography 6/18/19
H. Stanley Judd is a Maui based author, film producer, composer and painter.
His books have been published by Harper & Row, Delacorte Press, Pocketbooks, Dell, Simon & Schuster and in Argentina.
His film, Hitchhiker, was distributed by Time/Life Corporation.
He has appeared on national, regional, and local TV and radio talk shows and has written articles published in magazines and newspapers.
An Honors Graduate, Yale University, he served as Gunnery Officer, USS Samuel N. Moore, DD747. On 11 May 1962 at 13:02 pm 400 nautical miles west of San Diego, he and his shipmates were ordered by President Kennedy to the South Pacific where they were placed 6,000 yards from an epicenter on which an atomic bomb was dropped.
H. Stanley Judd has been extremely fortunate in having lived an unusually interesting life. His writing therefore draws on a wealth of experience interfacing with some of the most influential people of our time.
This list of friends, acquaintances, and people he has met or been in the presence of up close and personal, includes: Harry Truman, Rod Serling, William Faulkner, J Edgar Hoover, Jane Fonda, Louis Armstrong, Rudolf Nureyev, Russian Ballet Dancer, Ben Hogan, Grant Spaeth (former President, USGA), John Hersey, author, Matthew Broderick, actor, Andy North (two time U.S. Open Champion), Bing Crosby, Calvin Trillin, writer, Robert Semple (former New York Times White House Correspondent), Victor Borge, Dean Acheson (former Secretary of State), George Schultz, (former Secretary of State), Willie Mayes, Pete McClosky (former United States Congressman), Billy Graham, Sterling Moss (British race car driver), Bobby Short (saloon piano player), Peter Faith, Hollywood Agent, Senator Adlai Stevenson, Robert Penn Warren, author, Sir Godfrey Morrison (British House of Lords), Charlie Fenton, Hemingway Scholar, Wilber DeParis, jazz clarinetist, George Koltanowsky, U.S. Blindfold Chess Champion, Chief Justice Stevens, United States Court of Appeals, Jessica Tandy, Johnnie Weissmuller, Walter Brennan, (three-time Oscar winner), Helen Van Slike, author, Chris Serf, Children’s Television Workshop, Big Bird, Sesame Street,
On the Road
Widely traveled, H. Stanley Judd brings to his writing settings with which he is familiar … Hawaii, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Okinawa, Guam, Shanghai, Tahiti, Alaska, Beijing, Mexico, London, Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Sydney, Australia, Seoul, Korea, Puerto Rico, St Martins, Martinique, St Thomas, Virgin Islands, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Canada, California and the United States.
In the Sweatshop
His career as journalist/reporter newspaper managing editor began when he covered the McCarthy Hearings in 1954. He was the Managing Editor of a California Weekly Newspaper. As a communications consultant he was assigned to numerous interesting assignments including: film production, international banking, investment , real estate development, pharmaceuticals, T.V. production (he hosted his own San Francisco T.V. show, Sunday on the Town), biotechnology, hotel and motel acquisition, advertising, newspaper publishing, and Golf.
Comments “…perhaps the most unusual show in all of UHF.” -NEWSWEEK comments on an H. Stanley Judd production”
“An American author with some very profound quotations. I found a golf book, “How to play golf the easy way”, and other books by him on amazon.com”