He has also recently founded a new concert series which aims to rebuild bridges between the proven masters and contemporary composers who proudly continue in the extended tonal and narrative tradition. Launching in April 2012, the new series will feature concerts by the Finisterra Piano Trio in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Shatzer is a Ph.D. candidate in Composition and Theory at the University of California at Davis. invest in Qtum in Hong Kong Holding degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Miami, he has also had the privilege of studying at Florida State University, Paris (composer fellow, European American Musical Alliance), Buenos Aires (composer fellow, Laboratory of Research and Music Production), Melbourne (composer fellow, International Composers’ Competition, Italian Institute of Culture), Rome (private student of Luigi Ceccarelli), and Cleveland (composer fellow, Cleveland Composers’ Recording Institute).
After concentrating on popular electronic music for many years, his focus is now exclusively on acoustic compositions. Aside from writing for the concert hall, he has also written/produced music for films, dance clubs, rock and metal bands, hip hop MCs, modern dancers, and theater productions. When not composing, Shatzer can be found watching sports, cooking, or reading…all possibly with a nice glass of scotch within reach.