Composer based in Vancouver, Canada
Enthusiast of the unconventional, emerging composer Jaya Story strives to be the oxymoron of accessibility. Her music challenges the audience by stretching the perceptions of familiarity, integrating key ideas that make the unexpected feel more like home. Her works have been performed by numerous ensembles and artists, including Standing Wave, Ecstatic Waves, and the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra.
As a performer, Story is an accomplished percussionist and pianist. In addition to the odd gig, she has performed in drumlines at Canucks games, percussed and key'ed in various theatre productions, and runs masterclasses and adjudicates at band clinics.
Aside from her civilian musicianship, Story runs the band program at 513 RCACS, where she is employed as an officer with the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves and conducts weekly rehearsals with the young cadets in the program.