The second Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI) heads west!
August 7-11, 2012 at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
The American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University (CJS), in cooperation with The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, will present the second Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI) from August 7-11, 2012 at UCLA.
JCOI brings together 38 jazz composers at various stages in their careers chosen from a national pool of applicants, to explore the challenges of writing for the symphony orchestra. Composers working in jazz, improvised, and creative music have been selected based on their excellent musicianship, originality, and potential for future growth in orchestral composition.
The second JCOI was made possible by the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Awards Continuing Innovation Grant, from The Herb Alpert Foundation, and from the Fromm Music Foundation to the Center for Jazz Studies and American Composers Orchestra.
"We are honored to support the work of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University," said Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. "This year's grant competition was especially strong, and this grant is a testament to the important work the Center has done and will do for the entire jazz field. We look forward to the expansion of the program and to the new works that will be fostered through it."
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