April 10, 2017
The Faculty of Education is proud to congratulate alumnus Will Stroet, BA ’02, BEd ’04, on his Juno nomination for 2017 Children’s Album of the Year.
An award-winning musician and children’s entertainer, Will Stroet has had an impact on youth both inside and outside the classroom. After graduating with Bachelor of Education in 2004 from UBC, Stroet began teaching in New Westminster and Vancouver. He taught French-immersion music at Lord Tennyson Elementary for five years, working with students from K-7. It was during this time that he began writing and performing his own music for students, and then performing at local family events and festivals.
Stroet released his first children’s music album in 2005 with great success. From there, he decided to pursue a full-time career as a children’s entertainer.
In addition to his Juno nomination, Stroet has received a West Coast Songwriters Award for Best Children’s Song and a Kids Music Award, as well as nominations for Best Francophone Recording at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2014, and in 2013 & 2011 for Best Children’s Recording.