Works composed since 2003 include several choral works, a brass trio, a set of duets for horn and tuba, some songs for soprano, flute, harp, and viola, an extended work for English horn and piano, and several other chamber works. Most recently he completed two more groups of duets, one for treble clef instruments (steelpan and violin) and one for bass clef (cello and tuba).
Jan has two daughters: Dawn, a 1991 graduate in musical theater from the University of Iowa, a professional actress and owner of her own redecorating company Eye to Eye Interiors, and Eva, a 2000 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges who, after returning from three years teaching ESL courses in Japan and getting her master’s in that subject from the University of Birmingham UK, is now an administrator at Highline College in Seattle. Jan is also the proud “papa” to three grand-children, including brand-new Elsa (born February 2015).
Jan’s biography is published in the eighth edition of Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, every edition since 1974 of Who’s Who in America, two editions of the International Who’s Who in Music, the ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, the 2000 online edition of Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and several other biographical journals. There is an extensive biography of him on Wikipedia in addition to Sigma Alpha Iota’s Pan Pipes, and many others to be found on the internet. He is a composer member of Broadcast Music, Inc.
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