Will Stroet of Will's Jams is a JUNO-nominated musician, nationally recognized educator and former CBC Kids TV star. His high-energy rock-pop music in English and French is full of witty wordplay and sing-along choruses, inspiring kids to be active, creative, caring and community-minded.
Will discovered his talent for writing kids music while completing his bachelor or Education at UBC. After releasing his first album in 2005 and performing hundreds of shows locally, Will knew he had found his calling. In 2009, he left teaching to pursue music full time and has never looked back. To date, Will has performed 2,000+ shows at festivals, theatres and schools across Canada and China.
Will’s 11 albums in English and French have garnered national acclaim, including a 2017 JUNO nomination, 8 nominations from the Western Canadian Music Awards, 3 from the Canadian Folk Music Awards and 2 from the SiriusXM Indies. In 2015, UBC’s Faculty of Education honoured him in their top 100 Alumni Awards.
In recent years, Will's created a kids symphony show that has toured in Winnipeg and Vancouver, and will be coming to the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in spring 2023.
Will's latest music release is a French collaboration with fellow WCMA-nominated children's artist and French educator Seeka Sings called, Will et Seeka: Amis avec tout le monde." Learn more about their virtual French music program on Arts IQ at artsiq.ca/willetseeka
2020, 2012 & 2011 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee
2017 JUNO nominee
2022, 2020, 2017, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 & 2009 Western Canadian Music Awards nominee
2015 UBC Education Top 100
2013 & 2012 SiriusXM Indies Award Nominee
2011 West Coast Songwriters Award