William L. Rollins, BA, MM, MA
Music Therapist, Crisis Clinician, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Candidate
Associate Conductor William Rollins, was the founding Music Director of NEBB, conducting them from 1988 to 1998 in performances throughout New England and participation in the Northeast Brass Band championships. Rollins received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education (instrumental and vocal) from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from The Boston Conservatory, and his Master of Arts in Expressive Therapies (Music Therapy & Clinical Mental Health Counseling) from Leslie University.
Mr. Rollins’ training and experience earned him certification to teach music classes and lead musical groups of all types for kindergarten through 12 grade; instrumental, vocal & composition. He has experience as a clinician at Music Educator’s National Conferences across the U.S., preparing music teachings in learning innovative techniques for teaching musical concepts in all grade levels. Rollins is a practicing music therapist and clinical mental health counselor, serving people of all ages living with mental health challenges; supporting their ability to live independently in community as much and safely as possible.
For more than 31 years, Mr. Rollins served as State Director of Music and Gospel Arts for The Salvation Army in southern Ohio, northeast Kentucky and Massachusetts. In his musical career, Rollins has served as guest performer, conductor, instructor, teaching clinician and worship leader around the world in such countries as Antigua, Bermuda, Canada, the Congo, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, South Africa, and all across the United States of America. Rollins is equally comfortable in vocal music, instrumental music, music composition, and in the authentic expression of worship and worship leading. To his credit, Mr. Rollins has many published vocal songs, both original and arrangements for soloists and vocal groups of all ages.