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.

I am Sitting in an Airport

(insert Lucier joke here)

Anyhow, I am off to Conference Country USA (San Antonio) for the big CMS/SCI shootout. My solo piano piece was selected for a CD project and the program for the CD is being done at one of the concerts. Plus, since I have a shiny new faculty gig I thought it would be a good thing to make some contacts with the academic world at large. I'll spend most of my time in the ATMI (Association for Technology in Music Instruction) room.

Music tech is the "money" side of my job. That means that it is the side of the job they pay me for. Any of the composition stuff I do I would pretty much do for free. But don't let that circulate too much, okay? It will be our little secret.

I'm creating the final versions of my miniatures. Now that I have Logic I can retool all those Garageband files that I made. I only hope the music sounds better that way. Sometimes the best stuff is the cheap/free stuff.

Anyhow, it is time to board.