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.

The week so far

So far, this week has been hectic, chaotic, and generally good. Only 4 more until the end of the semester. Yipes.

Anyhow, I meant to post this before, but you NYC folks can now add yet another concert series to your Thursday night litany of events. I'm part of an upstart composer group called The Collected and we have started a concert series at the Seaport District every Thursday night at 7:30 PM. We are wrangling various performers to come and play contemporary music, including our own (of course), and have had 2 successful concerts so far (0 unsuccessful concerts, that is). If you are in the area, and you probably are, come check it out.

Also, as you might have guessed, the latest installment of the The Unsafe Bull Podcast is up for your dancing pleasure. The iTunes direct link is right here.