Bill Stauffer is a musician, composer, and music educator, as well as a lifelong barbershop performer, arranger, and clinician. In addition to Voices of Gotham, he also directs the Sweet Adelines International (SAI) Capitaland Chorus.
As a long-time member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) Harmony College East staff, Bill has instructed workshops in vocal technique, choral directing, and youth choruses. Prior to joining Gotham, he directed multiple BHS choruses, including the Dapper Dans of Harmony, the Jerseyaires, and the Gold Standard Chorus, in addition to coaching the SAI Ramapo Valley Chorus.
Bill also has substantial professional experience in community mobilization for both religious and secular not-for-profit organizations. These efforts have fostered arts education and employment training programs in low income and inner city neighborhoods, as well as the construction of a performance venue and the production of an annual choral concert series.
Bill received his music education training from Westminster Choir College. He is the proud father of twins, a son and daughter.