Jack Yagerline is a composer of contemporary classical and ambient music. His diverse set of influences range from contemporary classical composers such as Philip Glass and Max Richter, to rock bands like Sonic Youth and Slowdive, and ambient musicians such as Hiroshi Yoshimura and Aphex Twin.
As a composer, Jack frequently collaborates with other musicians, and makes collaboration a major part of his creative process. Recent collaborations include his flexible percussion work Nature Scenes
with the JMU Percussion Ensemble, Skylights, a saxophone quintet commissioned by Anthony Cincotta for him and the Invicta Saxophone Quartet, and the electronic score to the 2329 Dance Collective’s dance film “Lucent | Shadowed” along with fellow composers Kaleb Branner and
Recent performances of Jack's music include the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain's premiere of his new work, "The Open World" on August 5th, 2023, The Red Clay Saxophone Quartet's performance of his piece, "Sketches From I-40 W" on February 17th, 2023, and the JMU Wind Symphony's premiere of his award-winning wind ensemble work, "Distant Mountains."
Jack earned his Bachelor's Degree in Music, concentrating in Composition from James Madison University in 2022 under Dr. Eric Guinivan and Dr. Jason Haney. Jack is currently attends the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he is pursuing an M.M. in Music Composition studying with Dr. Mark Engebretson and Dr. Alejandro Rutty.