Sonny Willis

Sonny Willis

Assistant Conductor

Sonny Willis is an assistant conductor of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, where he is the principal conductor of the Amani chorus and the assistant conductor for the Young Men’s Chorus. At YPC he also assists with all other after-school choral divisions and is a conductor in YPC’s School Choruses program in New York City public schools.  A native of North Carolina, Sonny joined the YPC conducting staff in 2015 after 13 years as the choral conductor and drama specialist for Greensboro Day School, where he directed middle and high school choruses and founded a successful musical theater program with over 100 elementary school students. He is also the music and drama associate at Destination Broadway, an intensive New York-based musical theater summer workshop, where he works alongside Broadway performers, directors, and teachers to train students in voice and acting. Sonny was the music director at Reid Memorial Methodist Church and Oakridge Presbyterian Church, conducting adult and children’s ensembles. He holds a BA in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.