Jay Batzner

Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Electro-Acoustic CompositionJay Batzner

Jay C. Batzner is on the faculty of Central Michigan University where he teaches theory, composition, and technology courses. Prior to this position he served on the faculty of the University of Central Florida and at several community colleges in the Kansas City metropolitan area. He earned his doctorate in composition at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2006 and holds degrees in composition and/or theory from the University of Louisville and the University of Kansas.

In addition to being an active composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, Jay is a blogger and CD reviewer for Sequenza21 and serves as the Programming Director for Electronic Music Midwest. His music has earned accolades from such groups as Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges, the London International Film Festival, the VI Concurso Internacional de Miniaturas Electroacusticas, the Areon Flutes International Composition Competition, and the UK Percussion Ensemble Composition Contest. His music is published by Unsafe Bull Music and his works are available on his website: www.jaybatzner.com.

​Jay practices zazen, reads co​mic books, geeks out about sci-fi stuff, sews clothes for his wife and daughters, brews beer, and juggles.


Contact Information

Email: batzn1j@cmich.edu 
Phone: (989) 774-1046
Room: MU 274

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