William (Bill) Capps is renowned for his teaching at Florida State University in Tallahassee FL.
Bill earned his bachelor's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, studied on a Fulbright scholarship in Berlin, and earned MM and DMA degrees from the Catholic University of America in Washington DC.
Bill has been principal horn with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Italy, the Philadelphia Little Symphony, the Berlin Radio Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the US Marine Corps Orchestra and Band in Washington DC. He has appeared as a soloist and as a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra horn section for Robin Hood Dell concerts.
Since joining Florida State University in 1971, Bill has performed with many orchestras in the southeast US, including the Savannah Symphony, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, the Florida Philharmonic, and the Atlanta Symphony. He retired from FSU in 2004.
Bill has taught master classes at conservatories in Europe and the US and has been a jury member for international competitions. His students play in professional orchestras and teach at universities and conservatories around the world.
Bill hosted the 25th IHS Workshop at Florida State University (site of the first three workshops) in 1993. He received the Punto Award at the symposium in Tuscaloosa AL in 2005.