William McNeill, M.A.

William McNeill, M.A.

Amateur historian, musician, environmentalist

William McNeill (M.A., Appalachian State University) is a musician who enjoys playing piano recitals of his favorite theatre and film composers. A tango aficionado, he has given concerts of classic tangos and performed as a pianist/accompanist with the Alban Elved Dance Company. McNeill is a collector of Southern Americana, a recorder of oral and social history, an avid reader, world traveler, theatre buff, and environmentalist who advocates the preservation of old trees. An assemblage and performance artist, his exhibit “My Life as a Handheld Church Fan: A Rhapsody on Sweat, Sweet Tea, and Salvation” was showcased in 2011 at the Cameron Art museum in Wilmington, NC. McNeill, a relative of Anna McNeill Whistler, is listed as a source in the book Whistler’s Mother: An American Icon, published in conjunction with the International Whistler Exhibit in Glasgow, Scotland, which McNeill attended in 2003. 

Contact (Home): 
(910) 862-2944
Scholar Location: 
Elizabethtown
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