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Will Wells

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Program Director
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William F. Wells B.M. ’11 was born and raised in Erial, New Jersey. During his time at Berklee, he focused on film scoring and music production and engineering while simultaneously honing his skills as a songwriter, arranger, conductor, and musician. In 2011, Wells moved to L.A. and served as senior engineer at Woodshed Recording. He continued on to tour North America with the electro-pop duo LMFAO and later with Canadian music sensation and Quincy Jones protègè Nikki Yanofsky.

He has since had the opportunity to work with such renowned artists as Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, RZA and Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, DJ Premier, Michael McDonald, Sky Blu (of LMFAO), Logic, and many others. He worked on the Tony-, Grammy-, and Pulitzer Prize–winning hit Broadway musical Hamilton, and cowrote "Can't Sleep Love," the lead single for Pentatonix's chart-topping self-titled album.

Most recently, Wells served as executive producer and cowriter of the debut album from Anthony Ramos, The Good & The Bad, released on Republic Records. Wells continues to thrive in the film and television world: He wrote the end-title song (“Stand Up”) for the Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet in 2019, and he was commissioned by ESPN to write the first-ever theme song for the 2019 Heisman Trophy Ceremony, serving as musical director for the national live television broadcast in 2019 and 2020. 

Career Highlights
  • “Stand Up” received nominations for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 63rd Grammy Awards; Best Original Song at the 92nd Academy Awards and the 2020 Golden Globes; Best Song at the 25th Critics' Choice Awards; and Outstanding Song at the NAACP Image Awards
  • Musical director for artists such as Kevin Garrett, Anthony Ramos, and Jasmine Cephas Jones
  • Toured with Imagine Dragons and Logic
  • Member of the Whole Team Winnin’ collective
     
Education
  • B.M. in Film Scoring and Music Production and Engineering, Berklee College of Music