Robert Jager

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Robert Jager


Robert Jager (b. 25 August 1939, Binghamton, New York) is an American composer, conductor, arranger and educator.

He studied at the University of Michigan with William Revelli and Elizabeth Green before joining the U.S. Navy, where for four years he served as the Staff Arranger at the Armed Forces School of Music. Jager taught at Old Dominion University and Tennessee Tech University, where he was Professor of Music and Director of Theory and Composition. He retired from Tennessee Tech in May 2001 as professor emeritus.

Jager has over 150 published compositions for band, orchestra and various chamber groupings, with more than 35 commissions including the United States Marine Band and the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. He has won a number of awards for his music, being the only three-time winner of the American Bandmasters Association's Ostwald Award. In addition, he has won the Roth Award twice (National School Orchestra Association); received Kappa Kappa Psi's Distinguished Service to Music Medal in the area of composition in 1973; and won the 1975 Friends of Harvey Gaul bicentennial competition. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi, the American Bandmasters Association, and ASCAP. He is an active composer, conductor, and lecturer throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, and Japan.

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