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Jack Yagerline

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Jack Yagerline

Biography

Jack Yagerline (b. 15 May 2000, Fairfax, Va.) is an American composer and percussionist.

Jack is currently [2022] pursing a bachelor's degree in musc composition at James Madison University [JMU], studying with Dr. Eric Guinivan and Dr. Jason Haney.

Yagerline's music spans a wide variety of genres and styles. His diverse set of influences range from contemporary classical composers such as Philip Glass, John Cage, and Max Richter, to rock bands such as The Beatles, Weezer, and Sonic Youth, and even electronic musicians such as Hiroshi Yoshimura, Aphex Twin, and C418.

As a composer, Jack collaborates with other musicians and makes collaboration a major part of his creative process. Recent collaborations include his flexible percussion work Nature Scenes with the JMU Percussion Ensemble, Skylights, a saxophone quintet commissioned by Anthony Cincotta for him and the Invicta Saxophone Quartet, and the electronic score to the 2329 Dance Collective’s dance film “Lucent | Shadowed”, along with fellow composers Kaleb Branner and Andrew Welling.

Jack also recently released his debut album, Snapshots, a set of solo piano pieces which he composed, performed, and produced. In addition to composing, Jack records and producies music, combining his love for composing and performing with his love for music production.

Mr. Yagerline was selected as the winner of the JMU New Music for Wind Ensemble Composition Competition for his piece Distant Mountains, performed by the JMU Wind Symphony in April 2022.


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