William Ness, proficient at piano and organ, is currently the Minister of Music and Arts at First Baptist Church of Worcester, Massachusetts, where he conducts two singing choirs and two bell choirs in addition to his organ ministry. He has two degrees from the University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , and has done further study at the University of Iowa . His organ teachers have been Jennie Satre, Robert Speed, Robert Clark, Robert Glasgow, and Delbert Disselhorst. While at the University of Michigan, Mr. Ness won the Graduate Concerto Competition in 1971. He taught at Andrews University from 1979 to 1982 as a sabbatical replacement for C. Warren Becker. Following that position he and his wife were Co-Directors of Music at First Presbyterian Church, Ottumwa, Iowa, where they chaired the National Undergraduate Organ Competition.
Mr. Ness is a performing member of Worcester Chamber Music Society and also of Synergy—a harp, flute, organ trio.