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Music Theory

I'm a Composer / Arranger / Editor

I love Music Theory. I love the process of breaking down a piece and figuring out all of the musical nuances, the tricks, the techniques, that went into making something sound the way it does. From techniques in arranging and orchestrating to chord progressions and melodic and motivic devices, it all fascinates me.

I mostly arrange for whatever group I'm working with or customizing arrangements for students, but when I get a chance, I do love to compose original works.

I'm an expert in Finale; I've been using it since 1991. I've taught folks how to use it, and I'm very fast at transcribing and editing scores of any configuration.

When I Am Still
00:00 / 05:36

Triangle Vocal Project

Prelude in Em
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Triangle Vocal Project

When Sunny Gets Blue
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Ye Banks And Braes
00:00 / 02:48

William McCulloch, tenor

Susan McClaskey Lohr, piano

The Cowboy's Lament
00:00 / 03:40

Dr. Elden Little, piano

00:00 / 02:45


Both Sides Now
00:00 / 04:47

Eliza Trudeau, mezzo soprano

Amazing Grace
00:00 / 02:52

Laura Jones, mezzo soprano

Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
00:00 / 02:59

Allan Bailey, piano

Score Samples

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Bill is, by all standards, an outstanding composer and arranger. He’s always creative and remains true to the style and intricacies of each given piece. A highlight moment for me was an arrangement of his at a recent performance I was part of at Carnegie Hall. It was outstanding!

Frank Jansen

Professional Musician, Composer, and Educator

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