Robert Jager 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, and taught for thirty years at Tennessee Tech University, where he is now a professor emeritus. He has conducted and lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and the Republic of China. His credits comprise over 120 published works for orchestra, band, chorus, and various chamber combinations, and he has received commissions from some of the finest musical organizations in the world, many leading American universities, all five of the Washington-based military bands, and all four of the military academies. 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. His music has been performed by numerous American orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.