English by birth, Dr. Carol Williams studied at London's Royal Academy of Music (later being elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy; ARAM) receiving diplomas and prizes in both organ and piano. She also spent time studying in Paris with Daniel Roth at St. Sulpice.
After moving to the United States, she served as Yale University Chapel Organist while earning an Artist Diploma and the school's Charles Ives Prize. She later accepted an associate organist's position at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, Long Island, while completing work for her DMA degree at the Manhattan School of Music.
She has performed extensively in the USA, Europe, and Asia, and has performed with international orchestras such as the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Beijing Symphony Orchestra at the forbidden City Concert Hall. Her video "Carol Williams: A Musical Tour of Blenheim Palace" and CD "Music from Blenheim Palace" have earned high praise from critics and public alike. Dr. Williams will be a featured performer at the 2006 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Chicago.