Jay serves as Adjunct Professor of Horn at Mercer University School of Music in Macon, Ga. Jay receiving a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Florida State University in 1981. He received his Master of Music in Performance at Georgia State University in 2004. While attending school there he was the winner of the Thomas M. Brumby Concerto/Aria Competition and the 2004 Honors Recital Competition. After graduation, he opened Jay's Horn Studio, comprised of private students from all around the Atlanta area. Jay conducts horn and brass clinics at schools all around the state of Georgia. He is currently Principle Horn with the Columbus Ballet, Gwinnett Ballet Theater Company, John's Creek Symphony, LaGrange Symphony, Capital City Opera, Atlanta Lyric Opera, and the New Atlanta Philharmonic. He also performs with the Columbus Symphony, Gainesville Symphony, Carroll Symphony, and the Ludwig Orchestra. He has performed for Edwin McCain with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Jay has recorded with the Rock Band "Cartel", with R &B Grammy Award Winner Jennifer Holliday, and performed live with Barry Manilow.