Jeffrey died unexpectedly Nov. 16, 2023, in Pennington, N.J.

He was born Nov. 29, 1951, in Troy, N.Y. He studied piano at the New England Conservatory of Music and earned an MFA in music at Princeton in 1975.

At the conservatory Jeffrey studied with Robert Helps and Katya Andy, and later privately for 30 years with Sophia Rosoff. He studied music theory and composition with Milton Babbitt *42 *92, Robert Cogan *56, J.K. Randall *58, and Ernst Oster.

While at Princeton, he discovered the music of Professor Edward T. Cone ’39 *42, who had previously been known more as a critic than a composer. Jeffrey was instrumental in producing and making available commercial recordings of Cone’s music. On several of these, Jeffrey performs the piano part. He prepared performance materials for performances of Cone’s works by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jacques Lacombe. He served as musical property executor Cone’s estate.

Jeffrey taught piano and music theory at the Westerhoff School of Music & Art and had a number of private piano students.

He is survived by his siblings, Gregory and Polly-Alida; nephew Timothy; andgreat-nieces Eleanor and Frances.

Graduate memorials are prepared by the APGA.

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Graduate Class of 1975