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Bill Rayner

Part-time Faculty
(212) 992-7772
1 Wash Pl, Room 431

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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

Bill Rayner


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


2017 Spring

Playing Jazz

2016 Spring

Playing Jazz

2016 Fall


Creating Music, Composing Worlds

2016 Summer