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William Rayner

Part-time Faculty
wsr1@nyu.edu
(212) 992-6327
1 Wash Pl, Room 714

Office Hours
Monday (9-12 by appt)
Tuesday 2-3, 6-8
Wednesday (9-12 by appt)
Thursday (9-12 by appt)
Friday (9-12 by appt)

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

Courses

2021 Spring

Creating Music, Composing Worlds

2020 Spring

Playing Jazz

2020 Fall

Songwriting

2019 Spring

Playing Jazz

2019 Fall

Songwriting

2018 Spring

Playing Jazz

2018 Fall

Songwriting

William Rayner