From Saturday Night Live to the Soho and Sedona International Film Festivals, his music has accompanied productions on the the small and silver screens. Beyond his work in film and television, Will’s music and arrangements have appeared in hundreds of commercial spots for networks and brands like Mercedes, Arby’s, CBS, and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He has spoken on film music at the Institute of Production and Recording, Bethel University, McNally Smith School of Music, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.
Will grew up in Minneapolis and began producing music at the age of 14. Studying classical piano and head banging on stage with indie punk acts, his musical influences ran the gamut of jazz and rock to big band and orchestral styles. Following a music composition degree from St. John’s University, he moved to Los Angeles and spent several months working under composing veteran Jeff Rona, whose work appears on blockbusters such as Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, and The Prince of Egypt. Will later moved back to his native Minnesota home where he met his wife and planted roots. He now writes for film and commercial productions all over the US and has become a go-to composer for his bombastic orchestral, electronic, and rock-infused approach to underscore.
He lives and writes in Minneapolis.