Will Myers, composer

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Will Myers writes music that engages with themes of memory, causation, subtle theatricality, and the humanity, agency, and physicality of the performer(s). His work has been performed by Spektral Quartet, the [Switch~ Ensemble], members of Fifth House Ensemble, pianist John McDonald, and conductors Gil Rose, John Page, and Lio Kuokman. His first orchestral piece,  Bright Shadows, won New England Conservatory’s inaugural orchestral composition competition in 2013 and was premiered in Jordan Hall. 

Will is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, and holds Bachelor’s degrees from New England Conservatory and Tufts University in composition, theory, and cognitive science. He has studied composition with Anthony Cheung, Augusta Read Thomas, Marta Ptaszynska, Kati Agócs, John Heiss, John McDonald, Robert Beaser, and Efstratios Minakakis, and music cognition with Aniruddh Patel and Peter Cariani.

Will is also a conductor, violist, and violinist. He served as assistant conductor and principal violist of the Tufts University orchestras from 2013 to 2015, and has premiered works by many composers as both a conductor and a performer. As a violist and arranger, he is half of the video game music cover duo Frog & Cid, whose debut album Boss Chamber Music was released in 2016.