Will Myers writes music that is concerned with memory, fragility, and playfulness, as well as the agency, labor, consent, and physicality of the performer(s). Their work has been performed by Spektral Quartet, Yarn/Wire, Quatuor Bozzini, the Grossman Ensemble, Vertixe Sonora, [Switch~ Ensemble], saxophonist Allison Balcetis, cellist Hannah Collins, pianists Daniel Pesca and John McDonald, and conductors Michael Lewanski, Gil Rose, Cliff Colnot, John Page, and Lio Kuokman. Their 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 PhD at the University of Chicago and holds degrees from New England Conservatory and Tufts University in composition, music theory, and cognitive science. They have studied composition with Augusta Read Thomas, Sam Pluta, Anthony Cheung, Marta Ptaszyńska, Kati Agócs, John Heiss, and John McDonald.
Will is also a conductor, violist, and violinist. They served as assistant conductor and principal violist of the Tufts University orchestras from 2013 to 2015, and have premiered works by many composers as a conductor and a performer. As a violist and arranger, they are half of the video game music cover duo Frog & Cid, whose debut album Boss Chamber Music was released in 2016; Frog & Cid covers have also been featured in Pixel Mixers albums.