William Maul received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri where he studied organ with Howard Kelsey. He then spent two years in Paris on Fulbright and Fulbright Prize Award scholarships, studying with Andre Marchal and Jean Langlais through the Ecole Normale and attending a semester at the Sorbonne.
On returning to St. Louis after two years of work, he received a Ph.D. in musicology, performance and composition from Washington University where he studied in the summers with the Viennese organist Anton Heiler.
He was then appointed Assistant Professor at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York where he taught organ, harpsichord, theory, history of music, form and analysis and was also on the composition faculty. He retired from there after twenty years as a full Professor Emeritus. He has performed hundreds of recitals there and in the rest of the United States, Canada and Europe. These have included major concertos for organ and orchestra as well as harpsichord concertos. He has also conducted major oratories for chorus and orchestra with St. Raymond's Schola Cantorum and the Bronx Choral Society.
He has recorded on the Ars/Nova Ars/Antiqua label. He composed music for the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid including the music for the lighting of the flame and the march for the parade of nations. His choral works are published by ECS publishing (E. C. Schirmer).
He has maintained church positions as organist and choir director throughout his career. He maintains a studio in New York City near Lincoln Center.
That Easter Day
I Praised the Earth in Beauty Seen
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing