Meet Bill

William Shaltis, Principal

Sponsored by Helen and Scott Carter

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Bill, a master himself, is the Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Memphis in Tennessee and frequently performs with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. But he’s no stranger to Boise. He was the Principal Timpanist of the Boise Philharmonic from 2011-2017. When he comes to Boise to perform, he is among former colleagues including members of the Boise Baroque Orchestra and the Boise Philharmonic (many of whom play for both orchestras) and, of course, Maestro Robert Franz.

While he was performing in Idaho, he was living in Kansas City and commuting. During this period, he decided to pursue his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. Bill has enjoyed the opportunity to wear many musical hats during his musical career. In addition to his professorial and orchestral responsibilities, he’s performed with diverse and eclectic ensembles including a Janissary Band (music based in the Turkish military style music) in Boston, a Mexican marimba group in Kansas City, and before an audience of thousands in the Kansas City Chiefs Drumline.