Bernie Williams

Bernie Williams is the former professional baseball player whose passion for music making led him to a role as a music advocate. Being a musician since he was a kid, Bernie perused a successful career as a baseball player for 16 years before gaining his degree in music at the Manhattan School of Music.   From 1991-2006 as a New York Yankee, Bernie continued to make music, often brining his guitar to spring training.  After he retired from baseball he fulfilled his dream to attend music school and formed a friendship with NAMM for which he became a strong advocate for music education. He continues to attend Fly In programs in Washington D.C. and other education events to speak on the importance music has played in his life.

Interview Date:
January 19, 2017
Job Title:
Music Advocate

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