Bodner Mourned

Bodner Spring 2011The Williams community is mourning the unexpected death of Visiting Artist in Residence Steven Bodner, 35 (pictured above), who passed away Jan. 11. He joined the music department in fall 2000 to direct Symphonic Winds, which grew over time from eight students to as many as 80. “He seemed to be in a constant state of celebration about how music works on us: from attending almost every student recital and concert to creating opportunities for everyone in the music department … to make music together,” said Brad Wells, the Clay Artist in Residence and director of choral/ vocal activities, during a tribute to Bodner at the February faculty meeting. “Steve didn’t stop opening doors, lending an ear, creating community through performance.”