Jay Heltzer

Trombone Bass Trombone

Jay Heltzer headshotWhat city are you living in now? Alexandria, VA

Where did you study? California State University Northridge (BM) and Indiana University (MM)

What is your favorite piece of music? It varies from week to week. My current favorite is Respighi’s Roman Festivals.  I’ve also been recently digging deep into the Blues from Chicago and Texas.

What do you enjoy in your spare time? I enjoy writing (essays, microfiction, flash fiction), reading, and drawing.

What is your fondest Annapolis Symphony memory? Maestro Novo always picks fantastic orchestral blockbusters to accompany his bold programming of new or unknown works. After 11 seasons with the ASO, performing Bartok’s Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin was a huge highlight for me.