Jack Van Zandt

Jack Van Zandt (b. 1954) is a Grammy-winning composer of music for concerts, film and TV, and a music educator and writer. He is based in Los Angeles and Ireland. He attended UC Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies and Cambridge University, and studied composition with Alexander Goehr, Thea Musgrave, Peter Maxwell Davies and Peter Racine Fricker. He was recently a music faculty member at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and California Institute for the Arts (CalArts). He is a new music concert producer in Los Angeles, and a founder and co-director with Anne LeBaron of the Beyond Opera Collective. His music is published by Composers Edition in Oxford, U.K. His book with Alexander Goehr, Composing a Life: Teachers, Mentors and Models, was published by Carcanet in December 2023.