Jay C. Batzner is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida where he teaches theory, composition, and technology courses as well as coordinates the composition program. He holds degrees in composition and/or theory from the University of Missouri Kansas City, the University of Louisville, and the University of Kansas.

Jay's music is primarily focused around instrumental chamber works as well as electroacoustic composition. His music has been recorded on the Capstone, Vox Novus, and Beauport Classical labels and is published by Unsafe Bull Music.

Jay is a sci-fi geek, an amateur banjoist, a home brewer, and juggler.

Spark, Spark, and Away!

I'm heading to the Spark Festival today. I'm giving a paper tomorrow morning and then just hanging out for the rest of the weekend. I'm looking forward to getting away for a while.

And hey, I'll be sitting in a room with Alvin Lucier. Bet he hasn't heard THAT joke before.

On the dissertation front, I've collected all the comments from my committee. It has made me reflect a lot on the nature and role of criticism in my artistic output. I'll blog about that later. I have to pack.