Jeffrey (Jeff) Hart is a composer and arranger in the classical and jazz traditions. His works have earned recognition from the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), and have been premiered by the Pennsylvania Chamber Winds, Chester County Concert Band, West Chester University Wind Ensemble, and Providence Chamber Orchestra. Jeff holds degrees from The University of Toledo and Duquesne University. He taught band and music courses at the high school and middle school levels for over a decade in southeast Pennsylvania, and now serves as a music teacher in his home state of Delaware. Jeff has presented professional development sessions at local and state level PMEA conferences. He can be heard locally in the tri-state area performing as a saxophonist with the Blackbird Society Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds. In addition to his self-published output (Hart Music), Jeff is also a published composer through Grand Mesa Strings and Randall Standridge Music.
♥ The Providence Chamber Orchestra premiered Nocturne and Kopanitsa on Sunday, April 30th 2023! If you missed the concert, click here for the YouTube video!
♥ Thanks to the folks at NAfME, the National Association for Music Education, for including my work, 46 American Chorales for Band, in the April 2022 issue of Teaching Music!
♥ English Rondo is now available through Grand Mesa! Please check out the Store page for more details.
♥ My piece Aboard The Galleon (for concert band) earned recognition in the 2022 PMEA Composition Contest. I am thrilled that it will be performed by the West Chester University Wind Ensemble at the PMEA Annual In-Service Conference in April!
♥ The Pennsylvania Chamber Winds, who premiered my piece Song of Antheia in June of 2021, will be performing the piece again at the 2022 PMEA Annual In-Service Conference in April!
♥ I have completed my book, 46 American Chorales for Band. These 46 tunes by 25 American composers are arranged in flexible 4-part harmony, and historical anecdotes about the composers are included. I am pleased to announce that a reading session of this book will be included at the PMEA 2022 Summer Conference in Reading, Pennsylvania! To learn more about PMEA, visit their website. The book is available for purchase here.
♥ Nocturne and Kopanitsa, my string orchestra entry for the ASTA 75th Anniversary Composition Competition, received honorable mention! This piece will be available for purchase within the coming months. To learn more about ASTA, visit their website.
♥ Intro Respice is a choral work written for SATB with divisi. It will be premiered in the Spring of 2022 by Coro da Capo, led by my great friend and amazing choral director Ms. Marsha Core! I will then create a score preview video with the audio of the premiere included. To find out more about Coro da Capo, please visit their website.
♥ Fanfare for the Next Chapter is a piece I just completed (in December of 2020) for the Chester County Concert Band. It commemorates the band’s 40th anniversary, which they are celebrating in 2021! The piece is available for sale here. It was premiered at the band’s July 7th performance at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA. The band also performed it at their official 40th Anniversary Concert on November 7th. For more information about the Chester County Concert Band, please visit their page at this link!
♥ I am honored to have had my piece, Song of Antheia, selected for performance by the Pennsylvania Chamber Winds, a wonderful double woodwind quintet based in southeastern PA! They premiered this piece on June 6th, 2021 in West Chester, PA. I also had the great privilege of being present for their rehearsal the day prior! Song of Antheia is available for purchase through the “Store” section of my website. Please check out the Pennsylvania Chamber Winds by visiting their website; they’re a fine group!