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.

Bourge mention - CORRECTION!

Wow, I just found out that my video collaboration, Carnival Daring-Do, got "recognition" at the Bourge Festival! How cool is that?

I'll tell you: pretty f-in' cool. That's right. I said "f-in'"

Here be the link for all you doubters. (scroll all the way to the bottom, the multimedia category is last)

Also, mad propz go to Jason Bolte and his fine, fine, fine piece Scrap Metal which is, I think, the greatest piece for piano and tape since Davidovsky. He basically does what Davidovsky did, only in a much more current and expressive language. Check it out.

UPDATE: I misblogged about "honorable mention" before. My work did not get "honorable mention" at Bourge, it received "recognition" which, while a step below honorable mention, is still pretty sweet. Of all the multimedia entries there was one winner, 2 honorable mentions, and 2 recognitions. Being in the top 5 at Bourge is still, in my book, rather f-in' cool.