Billy earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and an MM from Virginia Commonwealth University. He served as Vocal Supervisor at Williamsburg VA’s Busch Gardens for numerous years. While there he coached, wrote and directed a variety of shows and vocal styles. Billy continues to exhibit his talents as music director as well as vocal director for many theatrical productions throughout the state. Billy was the music coordinator for the 1999 National Red Cross Convention, which included conducting a 1,000-voice chorus and orchestra, the music advisor for Governor Gilmore’s Inaugural Prayer Breakfast and the guest conductor for the Richmond City All-Elementary School Choir. Not limited to Virginia, Billy’s artistic influence can be heard as far as Branson, Missouri. Billy’s varied background and experiences in the arts are said to make an unquestionable contribution to the growth and development of young, well-rounded performers and musicians. As a result of this contribution, The Richmond Boys Choir was a recipient of the Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts and a “Coming Up Taller” award granted by the National Endowment for the Arts to the choir as a noteworthy youth focused after-school program. Under Billy’s direction the ensemble proudly performed at the White House award ceremony.