William B. Bennett is a young music composer from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He studied screen scoring at USC Thornton under the mentorship of Garry Schyman (Forspoken, BioShock, Bioshock Infinite) and Peter Golub (These Amazing Shadows, The Great Debaters, Frozen River). Before this, William studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, double-majoring in Film Scoring, Music Production & Engineering and minoring in Video Game Scoring. He also played as the timpanist in the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Sherbrooke (OSJS), and up until June 2017, he played percussions in the Sherbrooke Film Music Symphony Orchestra (OSA).
Since 2015, he is the arranger and orchestrator for a high school specialized in music in Quebec for many of their concerts with various instrumentation throughout the school year. During this time, he has also composed four pieces played by different orchestras in Sherbrooke: “Dream”, played by the OSJS at Bishop’s Centennial Theatre, “La Valse des Rêves” played by the OSA at Quebecor Center, and two pieces, “C’est Noel” and “Winter Morning” played by Montcalm’s “Grand Ensemble” for over 200 musicians and a choir.
Throughout the years as a composer, William has participated in many international film scoring contests, in which he won the Dolphin award for the 2014 Moondance International Film Festival. He has also been finalist for the same contest, the 2016 Marvin Hamlisch film scoring contest and the 2020 Scorelive London competition.