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 competition

The other day, my daughter was sitting at the piano. She would play a few notes (major seconds), stop, pick up the pencil, and scribble on the magazine sitting on the music stand. Then she'd repeat the process. And again. And again. I asked her what she was doing "Writing music." was her response. The funny thing is, I don't write at the piano. She probably hasn't seen me do that in about a year (she turned 2 in April).

We also taught her her first joke today: What is brown and sticky?

A stick.

I think it is funnier than she does.

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