Dr. Jean Martin-Williams is Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music and Associate Dean in the Franklin College. As Associate Dean, she is the liaison for the Willson Center and five departments/schools: Art, Dance, English, Music, and Theater/Film Studies. She has additional responsibilities in the areas of curriculum and instruction.
Under her guidance, the UGA Horn Studio has achieved a national reputation for excellence. Graduates now work in a variety of careers including arts management, music education, orchestral performance, military bands, and music technology in addition to other areas including health care and law.
Dr. Martin-Williams’ creative activity includes performances in Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and Russia. She has recorded with the New York Chamber Symphony, the New York Pops, the Georgia Woodwind Quintet and the Atlanta Symphony, including the Grammy-award winning Berlioz Requiem. She is on the Board of Advisers for the International Horn Competition of the Americas and gives an annual lecture at The Juilliard School on the role of an artist/performer on a music faculty. She is a quarter-finalist for the 2017 Grammy Foundation Music Educator of the Year and will be hosting the 2018 Southeast Horn Workshop at UGA.
Dr. Martin-Williams has also served as Director of UGA's Lilly Teaching Fellows program for over a decade.
A native of Decatur, Georgia, Dr. Martin-Williams attended the Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Lawrence University in Wisconsin, and the Manhattan School of Music, from which she was the first brass player to receive the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.