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.

Radio Ga Ga

I was interviewed for ArtBeat, a local radio show on WUCF, one of Orlando's NPR stations. It was supposed to air on Labor Day but ended up going out on Wednesday. The subject was my video collaboration with Carla Poindexter, which has quickly become my most performed work ever. We've hit a lot of film festivals, will be hitting more (including a big landing at Raindance in London), and are now starting the electronic music festival circuit (EMM, Third Practice, EA Juke Joint).

This is also the interview I used for last week's podcast. You remember the podcast, right?

Anyhow, in an act of shameless self-promotion, here is the interview. You can hear WUCF on 89.9 FM in Orlando for great jazz and NPR stuff.


ArtBeat interview with Jay Batzner