is a professional music educator, conductor, composer, arranger,
performer and clinician with over 20 years experience in arranging
band music. His arrangements have been
published, recorded and televised. Many of his works have been
performed at national band competitions. Jay approaches the
art of arranging with a musical sensibility that appeals to
band directors, students, judges and audiences alike.
Jay Rees is currently Associate
Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University
of Arizona. Jay also composes original music for both concert
and jazz bands.
clients: an impressive list of universities
and high schools throughout the country commission and perform
His goal: to write
music that excites the teacher as an educator, the student as
a player, and the spectator who seeks entertainment value.
voicings that are powerful outside, with all instruments in
practical ranges and the unique attribute of sounding more difficult
than they are.
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