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New Jersey Music Teachers Association

Past Commissioned Composers 

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2017 Jonathan Chapman Cook

(b.1984) is a composer, pianist, organist, and teacher based in Lexington, Virginia.

Jonathan received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Composition from Western Michigan University in 2009, where he studied with C. Curtis-Smith and Richard Adams. He received his Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan in 2011. In addition to maintaining a rigorous composing and performance schedule, Jonathan teaches a studio of 30 piano students, and serves as the organist and music director of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Hot Springs, Virginia.

Commissioned works:

Time Travel Minuet (beginning piano) $5
Muzio is Lost in a Maze (intermediate piano) $6
Etude No.2 "The River" (Advanced piano) $7
Moonstone (Alto sax / piano duo) $10

Sample pages 

2016 Ezra Donner

Ezra Donner is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. He holds a Doctor of Music from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music with High Honors from the University of Michigan.

Commissioned works:

A Breezy Day (beginning piano) $3

Will-O'-the-Wisp Blues (Intermediate piano) $4
Underwater City (Advanced piano) $5
Vocalise (Cello/piano duo) $6

Sample pages 

2015 Ryan Brechmacher

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