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William Trigg

Bill Trigg

Adjunct Instructor of Music (Percussion)

Area Coordinator, Percussion

Director, Percussion Ensemble

M.M., Manhattan School of Music
B.M., Manhattan School of Music

Mr. Trigg has been an Adjunct Professor of Music and Area Coordinator of Percussion since 1995 at The College of New Jersey, where he teaches:

  • MUS 123: Beginning Class Percussion
  • MUS 146: Percussion Ensemble
  • MUS 224: Intermediate Private Percussion Lessons
  • MUS 324: Advanced Private Percussion Lessons
  • MUS 424: Advanced Private Percussion Lessons

William Trigg is well known as a specialist in 20th & 21st Century music.  He has premiered solo works by Babbitt, Bouchard, Dlugoszewski, Kupferman, Shapey, & Volans, and was solo marimbist in the New York City Ballet’s premiere production of Michael Torke’s “Echo”.  William Trigg is a member of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Car Music Project, Ensemble Pi, and the Glass Farm Ensemble.  He has performed and recorded with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Manhattan Marimba Quartet, Steve Reich & Musicians, the Philip Glass Ensemble, the Group for Contemporary Music, the New Music Consort, Musicians’ Accord, Parnassus, Abandon, Newband, the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the American Composers Orchestra, and numerous others.  Mr. Trigg has premiered over 100 solo, chamber, and orchestral works.

William Trigg is also active as a conductor, composer and educator. Mr. Trigg conducted the ensemble for Lucy Shelton at Town Hall, NYC, in Ginastera’s “Cantata para America Magica”, and has conducted frequently for the Erick Hawkins Dance Company.  He is currently the conductor & music director for The College of New Jersey Percussion Ensemble.  His compositions have been performed by the Manhattan Marimba Quartet, the New Music Consort, Musicians’ Accord, LifeDance, the Wellspring Dance Project, the Manhattan Percussion Ensemble, the Experimental Percussion Orchestra, The College of NJ Percussion Ensemble, the Usdan Percussion Ensemble, and the Kingsborough College Percussion Ensemble.

Mr. Trigg studied with Fred D. Hinger and James Preiss at the Manhattan School of Music as well as Vic Firth at the Berkshire Music Center and Michael Bookspan and Alan Abel at the New York State School of Orchestra Studies.