CLINT WILLIAMS currently serves as Chair of the Performing Arts Department at Sanford School in Hockessin, Delaware, where he conducts three choirs, teaches acting, guitar, and produces the plays and musicals. Past-President of the Delaware Music Educators Association and the Delaware American Choral Director’s Association, Clint is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music. He also pursued post-graduate studies in opera performance at Temple University. Before teaching at Sanford, Clint spent a decade performing as a professional singer in many operas and oratorios. Among his honors as a singer are second place in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and being named a finalist in the Orpheus National Vocal Competition. An accomplished pianist and vocal coach, Clint also enjoys music directing, accompanying, and conducting musicals at Sanford School, with Delaware All-State Theatre, and at professional theatres in the area. Recent musical performances include conducting the world premiere of the ballet Irene with First State Ballet at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware, and appearing as the countertenor soloist in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, also at The Grand. Clint is happy to be back at Candlelight after being on extended paternity leave.