WVU grad donates 'Star Trek' music


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia University's School of Music now owns a Klingon aria, thanks to a longtime "Star Trek'' composer who's donating 20 years' worth of songs, scores and soundtracks to his alma mater.Emmy winner Jay Chattaway has already donated 15 boxes of work.He'll become a visiting artist at the school next fall. He'll also work with students online, teaching them about commercial music and how to compose for film and television.School officials haven't put a dollar value on the donation.
Chattaway is a native of Monongahela, Pa. He says more donations are coming: He's composed music for more than 30 films.The materials delivered so far are being cataloged at the West Virginia & Regional History Collection, where they will live long -- and may help others prosper.  
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