Biography

William B. Bennett is a young music composer from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He is presently studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, dual majoring in Film Scoring and Music Production and Engineering with a minor in Video Games scoring.

He also played as the timpanist in the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Sherbrooke (OSJS) under the direction of Conductor Julien Proulx, and up until June 2017, he played percussions in the Sherbrooke Film Music Symphony Orchestra (OSA) with Conductor Lise Bellehumeur.


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” which includes over 200 musicians and a choir. Furthermore, he wrote the original score for two short films, “Paul” and “La Seconde”, and a feature length documentary titled “Liberté”.

 

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.

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Public Performances of original music

  • "Dream"
    Youth Symphony Orchestra of Sherbrooke, February 2014 Concert, Bishop's University's Centennial Theater, Sherbrooke (Quebec) Canada

  • "Winter Morning"
    Montcalm School's Grand Symphony Orchestra 2014 Christmas Concert, Bishop's University's Centennial Theater, Sherbrooke (Quebec) Canada

  • “La Valse Des Rêves”
    Sherbrooke Music Film Symphony Orchestra, 2016 Christmas Concert, Centre Québécor, Sherbrooke (Quebec) Canada

  • "C’est Noël"
    Montcalm School's Grand Symphony Orchestra 2018 Christmas Concert, Bishop's University's Centennial Theater, Sherbrooke (Quebec) Canada