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.


Ten years ago I went to the Czech-American Summer Music Institute and studied with Ladislav Kubik for three weeks. I was reminded last night of a Czech saying that he told me in a lesson: "Silence cures." It couldn't have been more appropriate than it was last night. My piece was really on the verge of being good but lacked something. Silence was the cure.