William Manley, a Columbus native, started playing the violin at the age of eight. He then spent his high school years at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan where he studied with Julia Bushkova. He attended Manhattan School of Music in New York City completing his Bachelor of Music Degree as a student of Albert Markov, Oleh Krysa, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Ariana Bronne. He then received his Master of Music degree at Indiana University as a student of Nelli Shkolnikova. William attended summer festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany and the Spoleto Festival in Italy. William also lived in Hong Kong where he played with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. Upon returning to the U.S. he played in the Arkansas Symphony in Little Rock. Since returning to Ohio William is in his 10th season as a member of ProMusica. He also is Assistant Concertmaster of the Dayton Philharmonic, and is an Associate Musician with the Columbus Symphony.