Described as “inspiring, accessible, and distinctly her own,”

Jaclyn Breeze (b. 1999) is an American composer crafting music that bridges the gap between modern composition and classical jazz harmony. Her concert works and art songs have been commissioned and performed by groups in North America, Europe, and Asia.  She is also an active performer, earning her bachelor’s degree in flute performance at Roberts Wesleyan College. While there, she studied composition with American media composer, Seth Wright, and is now pursuing a master’s degree in Composition at Syracuse University where she studies with Dr. Nicolas Scherzinger. Recently, Jaclyn’s compositions have been featured at New Music Chicago (2022), the ECM Emerging Composers Festival (2021), the Darkwater Music Festival at UNC Pembroke (2021), and on the University of Kentucky Faculty Brass Quintet CD (2020). She has received commissions from groups including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (2019). Jaclyn is also a theory teaching assistant at Syracuse University and serves on the board of the Society for New Music in Central New York.

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