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Davenport Composer, Music Professor To Premiere New Album at Sept. 10 Concert

September 6th, 2021
Davenport Composer, Music Professor To Premiere New Album at Sept. 10 Concert

The Covid pandemic has tested everyone’s patience. But even pre-pandemic, award-winning composer, pianist, and music professor William Campbell was at his wit’s end. Fortunately, he found some peace, wisdom and channeled his boundless creativity into a new album, “All In Due Time,” expressing the in-between moments of anticipation, recovery, and reflection. This collection of evocative solo piano instrumentals is set to release September 10th, and is a product of Campbell’s experiences with events such as Covid, recovery from a debilitating injury, and an activity called “forest-bathing.”... Read More

BREAKING: Documentary Scored by Ambrose Composer Earns 2021 Oscar Nomination

March 15th, 2021
BREAKING: Documentary Scored by Ambrose Composer Earns 2021 Oscar Nomination

BREAKING NEWS: St. Ambrose University music professor Bill Campbell awoke to some great news Monday morning. The 2020 documentary for which he wrote music, “Hunger Ward,” is among five 93rd-annual Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary, Short Subject. Campbell was among the film crew that attended the 91st-annual Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, in February 2019, when the second film in the refugee trilogy, “Lifeboat” (2018), was nominated in the same category. “The movies that are nominated for the Documentary Short are really — all of them – absolutely amazing films,”... Read More

St. Ambrose Music Professor Looks Back on 2019 Oscar Night, Considers A 2021 Nomination

February 24th, 2021
St. Ambrose Music Professor Looks Back on 2019 Oscar Night, Considers A 2021 Nomination

Bill Campbell attended the 91st-annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles exactly two years ago, Feb. 24, 2019. And he may be part of another Oscar nominee this spring. “It was quite an amazing experience to be part of it,” he said of the 2019 event Wednesday. “Throughout the whole day and night, I kept reminding myself, I’m here because I wrote music for a film that’s all about trying to help people. And that felt good. “It did feel a little bit odd being there and celebrating it, but we worked hard for it and that was good,” Campbell said. “It was really... Read More