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Jack Wilds

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Jack Wilds


Jack Wilds (b. 1986) is an American composer and educator.

Mr. Wilds received his Bachelor of Music Studies from the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin. During this time, he studied composition with Dr. Donald Grantham and arranging with Professor Glenn Richter. He also studied composition with Michael Ippolito at Texas State University, and is completing [2022] his DMA from the University of Texas.

Mr. Wilds’ music for band is published by the FJH Music Company and Grand Mesa Music. Two of his recent band compositions were selected for the 2013 J.W. Pepper Editor’s Choice List, and they have been performed at festivals and U.I.L competitions across the state. His trombone ensemble composition, Leviathan, was performed at the 2013 International Trombone Festival.

In addition to his work as a composer, Mr. Wilds Jack is a lecturer at Texas State University, where he teaches composition, music theory, ear training, and music technology courses. He is also the co-director of music at First Presbyterian Church in San Marcos. He is an active clinician and adjudicator with regular engagements countrywide. He was formerly an assistant band director at Jack C. Hays High School in Buda, Texas.

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