One expects that some clever soul will figure out how to give this stuff “off campus distribution” before too long. [LINK]
For almost 20 years on Star Trek, the starship Enterprise soared through the galaxies to the musical motifs of composer Jay Chattaway, a graduate of West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts.
Now, as part of a new enterprise, Chattaway has presented his entire “Star Trek” music collection to the WVU School of Music.
Plans are under way for the Emmy Award-winning composer to be a visiting artist at WVU, beginning next fall, and also to work with music students online, teaching them about the commercial music field and how to compose for film and television.
“Jay Chattaway is one of our most cherished graduates, and his work as one of America’s premier composers for film and television makes him a tremendous role model for our students,” said WVU President Jim Clements.
“I am deeply grateful for his extraordinary gift of his musical scores and materials, and I join the College of Creative Arts in our heartfelt thanks,” Clements said. “This gift will help our current and future music students learn the art of arranging and composing from one of the greatest in the field. We are just blown away by this unique and valuable gift.”
Chattaway’s gift includes materials related to the music he composed for Seasons 3-7 of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Seasons 1-6 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Seasons 1-7 of Star Trek: Voyager and Seasons 1-4 of Star Trek: Enterprise.
During the run of these shows, 1987-2005, Star Trek was the only weekly series on television to use a full orchestra.