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.

Grip it and rip it

Not just for golf anymore...

Today I got the box of accepted entries for the EMM Festival. Now to rip them all into my laptop and organize them into concerts. There haven't been too many special programming requests so it should flow together easily (knock on wood).

I like taking widely different pieces of music and trying to organize them into vignettes. It is kind of like playing a big, musical game of Go using iTunes as the board. Okay, maybe not.