Bill Slusser was born and grew up in Alliance, Ohio. Bill received his Bachelor’s of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace in Berea, Ohio. For 26 years he served in the Air Force. Almost all of that time he was a member of the Air Force Band’s Strolling Strings. He played the violin for Presidents Ford through Clinton during that time and received his Master’s of Music degree from The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He was both the director and superintendent of the Air Force strings and retired from that position in 1996 as a Chief Master Sergeant. Since then, he has lived in Dayton, performing with the Springfield Symphony, Middletown Orchestra, Sorg and Whitewater Opera, and the Columbus Symphony. He has taught at the University of Dayton and in the Dayton public schools. Currently he is a member of the Dayton Philharmonic and also served as librarian for the Philharmonic.