School of Music Visiting Artist Series
Born in Honolulu in 1954, Jack van Zandt grew up in California. He is a veteran composer of concert music, sonic sculptures, soundscapes, new media works and ambient environments for public spaces and gallery installations. He also composes music for television, film and advertising in partnership with Joel Wachbrit. He is a published writer, dedicated music education reformer and promoter, and professional music education consultant and program grant writer. He plays sax, keyboards and guitar and is the president of the American Composers Forum of Los Angeles.