The music of William J. Lackey has been featured at the Festival of New American Music, the First and Fourth Annual Society of Composers, Inc. National Student Conference, Music for the XXI Century Festival, Quixotic Performance Fusion, and California’s Festival of the Arts. His music has been performed by The New York Art Ensemble, the California E.A.R. Unit, Linda Hirst — mezzo soprano, Alan Hacker — clarinetist and Keith Michael Bohm — saxophonist.
Lackey is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music Arts degree in Music Composition at the University of Missouri — Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music. He is presently studying with James Mobberley, Chen Yi, Zhou Long and Paul Rudy. Lackey received his Bachelor of Music degree in Theory/Composition from Christopher Newport University where his primary composition teacher was Jennifer Margaret Barker. He has also received training at New York University and the Walden School’s Teachers Training Institute.