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Bill Rayner

Part-time Faculty
(212) 992-3736
1 Wash Pl, Room 616

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Office Hours
Monday 6-8
Tuesday 2-3, 6-8
Wednesday 6-8
Thursday 6-8

B.A. English Literature, Emerson College, 1979
M.A. Music Composition, LIU C.W. Post, 1982
Ph.D. Music Composition, New York University, 1997

Bill Rayner is a composer, songwriter, guitarist and educator who has collaborated, worked, and performed with notable musicians and composers, choreographers, film makers, and artists. A long-time faculty member at NYU Gallatin and NYU Steinhardt, Bill’s research and teaching interests include music composition, songwriting, jazz performance, film scoring, forensic musicology, music business, and recording technology.

Teaching and Research Interests

music composition, improvisation, and performance; guitar studies; recording technology


2018 Spring

Playing Jazz

2018 Fall


2017 Spring

Playing Jazz

2017 Fall


Creating Music, Composing Worlds