Robert Jager was born in Binghamton, New York (1939), and is a graduate of The University of Michigan. For four years he served in the United State Navy as the Staff Arranger/Composer at the Armed Forces School of Music. Jager taught for thirty years at Tennessee Tech University and is now a professor emeritus from that institution, and makes his home in Cookeville, Tennessee.
Jager’s credits comprise over 150 published works for band, orchestra, chorus, and various chamber combinations. He has received commissions from some of the finest musical organizations in the world, including the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, the Republic of China Band Association, the Minot (ND) Symphony Orchestra, the Michigan State University Children’s Chorus, the Cumberland Children’s Chorus, the universities of Arkansas, Butler, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Nebraska Wesleyan, Purdue, the Tennessee Arts Commission, all five of the Washington-based military bands: Air Force, Army, Army Field Band, Marines and Navy, and all four of the military academies: Air Force, Army (West Point), Coast Guard, and Navy (Annapolis). In addition, he has received grants from Meet the Composer, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Program of the American Music Center.Robert Jager on internet