master of music, conducting, 2014
director of bands, southeastern university
DR. WILLIAM L. LAKE, JR., is an Assistant Professor of Music at Southeastern University. Professor Lake is director of the Southeastern University Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Chamber Ensemble, and Athletic Band. His additional academic responsibilities include teaching music appreciation courses and marching band techniques.
Dr. Lake completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with Dr. John R. Locke and Dr. Kevin M. Geraldi (2018), and is the recipient of two master’s degrees, the first from Boston University in Music Education (2011), and the second from the University of Maryland, College Park in Wind Conducting (2014) under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Votta, Jr. In May 2006, Professor Lake received the Bachelor’s in Music Liberal Arts -Jazz Studies Piano Performance Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park as a student of Jon Ozment and Christopher Vadala. He was Drum Major of the “Mighty Sound of Maryland” Marching Band for four consecutive years. After graduating in 2006, Dr. Lake continued post-baccalaureate studies in instrumental music education with Dr. Bruce Carter.
Dr. Lake was hired by Prince George’s County Public School System as Director of Bands at Gwynn Park High School in 2007. The Gwynn Park High School band program experienced considerable growth during his tenure as instrumental music educator and music department chair. Dr. Lake has guest-conducted the Virginia Band and Orchestra Director’s District One Middle School Honors Band, the Prince George’s County Summer Instrumental Music Camp, and the Prince George’s County Middle School Honors Band. He is a member of the Conductor’s Guild, the College Band Directors National Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, Inc., an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc., Phi Mu Alpha, Sinfonia, and Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc.