As a composer of choral music, Jay has over 600 works in print for choirs of all levels. He has also co-written several songbooks, musicals and cantatas with his wife, Sally K. Albrecht, and also compiled and arranged a number of highly regarded vocal solo collections, including Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Volumes 1 and 2. He is the co-writer of two bestselling Alfred books The Complete Choral Warm-up Book and Accent on Composers. For 20 years Jay was a choral editor for Alfred Music Publishing. He now writes and arranges full time.