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.

Then again, he didn't say he LIKED it...

I have a review! My first real review done by a total stranger. John R Raush reviewed the CD Dusk which contains my Concerto for Timpani with Percussion Ensemble. The review is mainly about the performances. About my piece, he said this:

"Batzner favors displaying the fiery nature of the timpani, maintaining a dramatic intensity in both the solo part and the ensemble accompaniment."

I like it. I'm using it on my website. Now I need to collect about half-a-dozen more and assemble a real "quotes and reviews" page. Do you want to give me a quote? A review? I'm an easy target. Even if you hate my stuff, and tell me so in the most vile ways imaginable, I may use it.

Anyhow, off to Chicagoland tomorrow. I'll try to report from the road. If you want to hear my piece, stream this! starting at 10:30 AM CDT on Friday. I should be about halfway through the program - right after the video piece.