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.

Another one, then I'll stop.

I think I was about 10 years old when I got my first Spike Jones and the City Slickers records. In many ways, they make up the core of my musical self. I'm working on making them more of a surface feature of my music but that is a rather difficult process. It would be like pulling out those "piano pieces" I wrote when I was 6 and trying to turn them into a "real" piece.

Anyhow, this video shows just how talented these players were. I showed this to my orchestration class after our string unit...

Check it out. Right here.