Jacob "Yaki" Hallett

From Wind Repertory Project
Jacob "Yaki" Hallett


Jacob “Yaki” Hallett (b. 10 September 1999) is an American composer and student.

He became interested in studying music composition in high school under his band director, Sean Conway. When introduced to the expressive freedom of composing, he instantly fell in love and has been writing ever since. Mr. Hallettt is [2023] a senior music composition major at UWEC [University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire] with a piano emphasis and is studying under Dr. Chia-Yu Hsu. He can play many different instruments, but mainly focuses on piano, trombone, and singing. The repertoire he’s studied for piano has had a great influence on his music, especially impressionism. Both Debussy and Ravel have had great influences on how he interprets and writes his music. He also has lots of influence from movie soundtracks and Thomas Newman.

Among composers, he also gets a great deal of inspiration from paintings and visual art. He loves to collaborate with visual artists and is always looking for projects to work on with visual artists.

Works for Winds


  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Symphony concert program, 11 March 2023