William Eddins is a husband, father, Taoist, musician, writer, and entrepreneur living and working in the great city of Minneapolis. He has been married to Jennifer Gerth, Principal Clarinet of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, for twenty years, and they have raised two young men who are musicians and athletes. Bill is the Music Director Emeritus of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and has also served as Principal Guest Conductor of the National Symphonie of Ireland, Resident Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra.
Bill is co-founder of MetroNOME Brewery LLC, a socially missioned brewery established in the wake of the public unrest during the summer of 2020 with the objective of Nurturing Outstanding Music Education in the Twin Cities Metro. Proceeds from MetroNOME will go to providing musical instruments, lessons, and education for underprivileged youth in the Twin Cities Metro area. Bill strongly believes that education in general, and music education in particular, is the gateway to a better, more fulfilling life, and he wants to ensure that any child who loves music should be able to find a way to play.
Bill is the author of The Shadows of Venice, a historical fiction trilogy set in Venice (Italy) during November, 2013. The Shadows of Venice brings together Bill’s love of music, history, fantasy/fiction, food, and the city of Venice, and is due out in late 2021. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of The Shadows of Venice will go to supporting music education in the Twin Cities Metro.
Bill has an active and liberal life outside the music world. He is a certified Thai Yoga Massage practitioner who specializes in helping performing artists and athletes, an umpire for the United States Tennis Association, and is in an apprenticeship to become a concert piano technician. His many hobbies include road cycling, cooking, home brewing, and learning. Bill hopes that the music he makes brings you joy.