Jay Derderian – Composer


BLOG: On The Threshold of 2015 | 1.12.15

Shared an update on a current project and some thoughts on what I want to write during 2015. Read more.



My first publication with OR Arts Watch has gone out! Read my review of “Locally Sourced Sounds” here.


CALL FOR SCORES SELECTION: Aphorisms II, for solo piano | 11.28.14

My second set of piano miniatures has been selected for the Composer’s Voice Concert series! Read more.


NEW ARRANGEMENT: Interrobang, for mixed dectet | 11.1.14

A new arrangement of INTERROBANG is now available. Click here.


NEW VIDEO: Sun, for a cappella choir | 10.14.14

I just received the video from the premier of my choral piece, SUN. Performed by the FPC Chamber Choir. Watch.


SEMI-FINALIST: American Prize – Chamber Music Division | 9.22.14

My fifth string quartet, OUTSIDE THE EYES, has been named a semi-finalist in the 2014 American Prize for Composition. Read more.


REVIEW: Northwest Resonance | 9.21.14

A very nice review of Northwest Resonance and my percussion duet, FANTASY IN METAL, has been posted in OR Arts Watch. Read more.


CALL FOR SCORES SELECTION: Two Miniatures | 9.15.14

My sax quartet, TWO MINIATURES, has been chosen by the Very Small Consortium for their fall concert series.


NEW ARRANGEMENT: Scherzo, for string quartet | 9.5.14

A new arrangement of SCHERZO is now available. Click here.


WEBSITE UPDATE: New Performances Page | 8.30.14

I added a new page dedicated to all past, present, and upcoming performances of my music. Read more.


BLOG: Artistic Entrepreneurship | 8.29.14

At the three-quarters mark, this has proven to be a very productive year thus far. Read more.


NEW RECORDINGS: Fantasy in Metal | 8.18.14

I just obtained the live video and audio from Saturday’s NORTHWEST RESONANCE concert. Read more.