William Brown is a percussionist based in the Tampa Bay area who has recently graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Percussion Performance under the tutelage of Robert McCormick. Having worked extensively in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings, Mr. Brown is a diverse performer. William has worked professionally with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Venice (FL) Symphony, and the prestigious orchestras at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. Earlier this year he toured England, Spain, and Portugal with the World Percussion Group, a chamber ensemble made up of percussionists from around the globe that auditioned to be in this elite group. As a promising young soloist, Mr. Brown has won the New York International Marimba Competition, placed second at the Bamberg Marimba Festival, and received second prize at the Great Plains International Marimba Competition. Mr. Brown works with percussionists at local schools, teaches private lessons, and works professionally with touring groups, theaters, and various musical ensembles.