Andrew Cody Williams is currently a member of the bass sections of the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the orchestras of Texarkana, Fort Worth, Richardson, Shreveport, Garland-Las Colinas-Arlington, and more.
Mr. Williams is an adjunct instructor of double bass at Texas Woman’s University and has been a teaching fellow at the University of North Texas as well as director and teacher for the Bass and Cello Conservatory of Dallas. He has guest taught at the Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador by invitation of his former teacher Jose Carrion and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in addition to teaching in his private studio.
AC Williams is a first prize winner of the Golden Classical Music Awards, which has allowed him to perform solo at Carnegie Hall, and was presented the Artist Award by the Greater Denton Arts Council as part of the H.E.A.R.T. Awards. He has also performed solo with orchestra as winner of the University of North Texas Concerto Competition and earned first prize in The Music of America division of the Great Composer’s Competition. In 2022, he published “Popular Orchestral Excerpt Etudes for Double Bass” with Jeff Bradetich.
Cody earned his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees at the University of North Texas, and is pursuing a doctorate under the study of Jeff Bradetich. He is a graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, where he studied with Ian Bracchitta.