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.


So my wife has become a rather busy yoga instructor. This was not at all what we expected when 2008 started, or even 6 months ago, but there it is. We have been using the experience to further infiltrate contemporary music on unsuspecting populations.

My wife's yoga playlist includes, among other things, Reich's Music for 18 Musicians. She tells me that many of her students come up afterwards raving about the music and wanting to know what it is. I played some Charlemagne Palestine for her and that (Strumming Music and Four Manifestations on Six Elements) will now go into her yoga rotation.

Other suggestions will have to go in front of the Yoga Spouse Music Advisory Board, whose guidelines are notoriously nebulous.