Noted by The New York Times for his “lushly bluesy” sound and “adroitly blended…textures,” Will Healy is a composer and pianist based in New York. He is the artistic director of ShoutHouse, an ensemble of 15 hip-hop, jazz, and classical musicians. After his time playing trumpet in an Afrobeat band, he grew interested in collaborating with performers from many corners of the New York music scene. In addition, he is an accomplished pianist specializing in Bach. Healy was the recipient of the Richard Rodgers Scholarship at The Juilliard School, where he studied with John Corigliano.
Recent awards include a 2017 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an ASCAP Morton Gould Award, the W.K. Rose Fellowship and a JFund commission from the American Composers Forum. Healy’s work has appeared at The Apollo Theater, on the NY Philharmonic’s Biennial series, on “New Sounds” with John Schaefer (WNYC) and “Making Music” (WBAI). His commissions include Copland House, the Great Lakes Chamber Festival, Novus New Music, Kyo Shin-An Arts and Robert Fleitz.