Will Schaefer (Willis H. Schaefer)

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
An Emmy Award and Pulitzer Prize nominee composer, conductor, and arranger, Will Schaefer was educated at Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha (Distinguished Alumni Award), De Paul University (BM, Distinguished Alumni Award), and Northwestern University (MA and graduate work extending into study for a Doctor of Music degree). During the Korean War, he was assistant conductor and arranger for the 5th Army Band, Special Services at Fort Sheridan, Illinois (1951-1954) where he wrote music for Radio Free Europe, the Voice of America, and local stations. Read more...