Nancy Williams is an amazing individual to work with. Not only does she put herself into her work 110% but she does it with such grace and joy. She makes anything an enjoyable experience, whether it's rehearsal, a lesson, a coaching, or an excerpts class. I have personally learned how to improve my own playing from her natural ability to teach even in casual situations. She has amazing attention to detail and is always looking to learn while teaching others.”

— Shelby Severance

Culture Consultant and Coach

High Performance Leadership Training

I help professionals and businesses create cultures of JOY and EMPOWERMENT that increase productivity and foster innovation while attracting and retaining the BEST employees!

Performance Artist

Clarinet and Saxophone

A classically-trained clarinetist with a doctorate in clarinet performance, I pride myself on being a diverse and well-rounded professional musician.  I perform such styles as klezmer, dixieland, fusion, and jazz and recently began specializing in classical improvisation.


Lecturer, Clinician, and Adjudicator

I am an educator at heart and love to speak about empowerment and leadership as well as music!  Recent lecture topics have included classical improvisation, women composers, styles and topics, and art song for solo voice and clarinet.

Composer and Arranger

Original Compositions and Clarinet Choir Arrangements

I'd been arranging for clarinet choirs for years before being commissioned to write an original band piece in 2017. I've since composed for gamelan ensemble, clarinet duet, soprano, and reed quintet.  

Sheet music is available for sale through the Carpe Clarinet Store on this site and/or