» William Wells
Adjunct Faculty

College of Performing Arts
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
William Wells
Instructor, Organ
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Education
Biola University, Bachelor of Music in Performance
Biography
William Wells is a native of Southern California and has studied at Stanford University, at Biola University, where he received the Howard Organ Scholarship, the largest music award offered by the University.  He has pursued extensive graduate studies at the University of Southern California where he was awarded the Irene Robertson Organ Scholarship.  Currently a scholarship student at the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont, Mr. Wells is broadening his graduate studies with the master of divinity degree.  He has been affiliated with the Crystal Cathedral as staff member, recitalist and organist.  As an organist for the famed Glory of Christmas, he has performed the music of J.S. Bach for nearly 250,00 people.  He presently serves as the Minister of Music and Organist for Newport Harbor Lutheran Church in Newport Beach and as Adjunct Professor of Music at Chapman University in Orange, California.  In 1998, he served as music director for a service of installation with ELCA Presiding Bishop H. George Anderson.

He is a member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, for which he writes a quarterly column, and is active in the American Guild of Organists for which he has served as dean and appeared as recitalist and service organist.  Mr. Wells has performed with the Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale, with celebrated vocalist and conductor Bobby McFerrin, with the William Hall Master Chorale, at the historic St. Paul's Chapel in New York City, in the recital series of Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D. C., and as service organist at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.