Will Clements is a Vancouver-based performer, educator, recording artist, and published arranger. Described by CBC Music as a "fantastic and easy voice...", Will is an enthusiastic and energetic performer when on stage. Some of his musical highlights include a full scholarship towards the Drayton Harbour Festival Camp in Washington in 2016, performing at the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans in 2016, an Outstanding Ensemble Award for leading and arranging at the 2020 Vocal Impact Festival, a finalist with the 2021 Niagara Jazz Festival Youth Contest, and a performance residency as part of the 2021 Vancouver International Children's Festival with the FM Music program.
Will has shared the stage with many notable artists including, Dee Daniels, Maria Schneider, Peter Bernstein, Bria Skonberg, Dawn Pemberton, and more as part of his studies at Capilano University.
In the Fall of 2019 Will released his debut album 'The Boy Next Door', presenting themes of love through the lens of a young, queer artist. Featuring some of Canada's top in-demand session players, Jodi Proznick, Craig Scott, and Colin Maskell, this project was mixed and engineered by Dave Sikula. Several arrangements of popular standards as well as an original composition are featured on the record.
Will continues to arrange music for vocal jazz ensembles, jazz bands, and unique groups in his spare time. He has served as a clinician for the West Vancouver Youth Band, Langley Fine Arts School, Carson Graham Secondary, and New Westminster Secondary Schools. He is very passionate about music education and is excited to pursue a career in this field.