Described as “inspiring, accessible, and distinctly her own,” Jaclyn Breeze (b. 1999) is an American composer crafting music that bridges the gap between modern composition and classical jazz harmony. Her concert works and art songs have been commissioned and performed by groups in North America, Europe, and Asia. She is also an active performer, earning her bachelor’s degree in flute performance at Roberts Wesleyan College. While there, she studied composition with American media composer, Seth Wright, and is now pursuing a master’s degree in Composition at Syracuse University where she has studied with Dr. Nicolas Scherzinger and is currently with Dr. Natalie Draper.
Most recently, Jaclyn’s compositions have been featured at Brass USA (2022), New Music Chicago (2022), Cazenovia Counterpoint (2022), on Classic FM (2022), and at the East Chamber Music Emerging Composers Festival (2022). She has received commissions from groups including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (2019). Jaclyn is also a theory TA at Syracuse University and serves on the board of the Society for New Music in Central New York.