As a composer of choral music, Mr. Althouse has over 600 works in print for choirs of all levels. He is a writer member of ASCAP and is a regular recipient of the ASCAP Special Award for his compositions in the area of standard music. Jay has also co-written several sognbooks, 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 best-selling Alfred books The Complete Choral Warm-up Book and Accent on Composers. Most recently, he completed three reproducible texts for the music classroom: Ready to Read Music, 60 Music Quizzes, and One-Page Composer Bios.