Jack Wilds (b. 1986) received his B.M. in Music Education from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied composition with Dr. Donald Grantham. His music has been performed at state educators’ conferences across the country and in international venues including the Midwest Clinic, the International Trombone Festival, and the Slider Asia Clinic in Hong Kong. His works for concert band have been selected to the J.W. Pepper Editor’s Choice List and the Bandworld Top 100. He regularly accepts commissions for new works in a variety of media. In addition to his career as a composer Mr. Wilds is an active clinician and music educator. He lives in Kyle, Texas with his family.