The second Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute—presented by American Composers Orchestra and the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University in cooperation with the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and EarShot—is accepting applications for its 2012-13 events. The Institute will accept up to 35 jazz composers to explore writing for the symphony orchestra; applications are accepted through Monday, April 16. Participants will study with composers, conductors, and performers to include George Lewis, Anthony Davis, Anne LeBaron, Paul Chihara, Nicole Mitchell, James Newton, Alvin Singleton, and Derek Bermel. The Institute comprises Phase 1, held from August 7-11, 2012 at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music; and Phase 2, from April through June 2013 in California and New York. During Phase 2 composers will write a new work for symphony orchestra to be workshopped and performed by one of four host orchestras: the American Composers Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, La Jolla Symphony, and one additional orchestra TBA. Phase 1 composers may also apply to Phase 2. EarShot is a nationwide network of new-music readings and composer-development programs coordinated by American Composers Orchestra in collaboration with American Composers Forum, the League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA. For more information on Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, visit http://www.americancomposers.org/jcoi.
Posted March 15, 2012