William Locke

2017 Round Top Music Festival

William Locke
Cello
Laurel, MD (Hometown) South Miami, FL (Current), USA
University of Miami - Frost School of Music
William got his Bachelor of Music from the University of Delaware, where he studied cello with Lawrence Stomberg. While at school, he was an intern at the Master Players Concert Series, where he worked closely with virtuoso violinist Xiang Gao, the artistic director. During his internship, he worked with artists like Juilliard String Quartet and Canadian Brass to provide inspiring concerts to students on and off campus. He was a finalist in the school concerto competition and traveled with the UD Symphony Orchestra to Bogota, Colombia as an outreach effort to collaborate with fellow college students abroad. At Delaware, William studied abroad in Trinidad and Tobago for a month and learned how to play steel pan while learning about the country's dark history. He was also on the University of Delaware Men's Crew team.

William Carey Locke is now a first year graduate student at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami studying Cello Performance with Ross Harbaugh. He has taken off in Miami as a versatile, multi-genre freelancer. Recently, he performed with Niles Hollowell-Dhar (aka KSHMR) at Ultra Music Festival, an electronic music festival that attracts over 160,000 people from all over the world to Bayfront Park in Miami for three days. William is a prospective fellow for the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, a jazz band orchestra which recently went on tour with him to Los Angeles to play at the Wallis Annenburg Theater with superstars like John Williams, Quincy Jones, Kristen Chenoweth, Abraham Laboriel, and many more. The concert provided over a million dollars to help the underserved music communities of LA. William participates in new music, rock, jazz, and electronic music ensembles at UM. He has attended the Green Mountain, Sewanee, and Apple Hill Chamber Music Festivals in previous summers. Off-stage in Miami, you can regularly find William playing at upscale weddings, nightclubs, recording studios, art shows, and in public.