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.

Chopin's Hula Hoop

Okay, this has been bothering me for years. In the spirit of Alex Ross' site that compares the opening of Sibelius' Fifth Symphony with A Love Supreme, I present a holiday mash-up of The Chipmunks and Chopin's Etude op. 25 #1.

Chopin Wants a Hula Hoop.mp3

Same key and everything. I've been sitting on this info for years and just choose now to present my research to the public.

Do I miss my podcast? Yeah, maybe a little.