The Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute:
The JCOI Readings
Sunday and Monday, June 5 and 6, 2011
Miller Theatre, Columbia University
116th Street and Broadway, NYC
The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University and the American Composers Orchestra will present the first-ever
Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Readings, the culmination of a process that began with a week-long Intensive held
on the Columbia University campus in July 2010.
Eight composers were selected to create new works for orchestra and to work further with mentor composers and
conductors in developing these works: Harris B. Eisenstadt, Brooklyn, NY; Mark F. Helias, New York, NY; Adam R.Jenkins,
Davis, CA; Erica J. Lindsay, Rosendale, NY; Nicole M. Mitchell, Chicago, IL; Rufus I. Reid, Teaneck, NJ; Jacob A. Sacks,
Brooklyn, NY; and Marianne Trudel, Montreal, Canada.
The JCOI Readings will culminate with open rehearsals, readings, and live performances of the new works at Miller Theatre
at Columbia University by ACO on June 5 and 6, 2011. The performances are free and open to the public, but reservations
are strongly recommended.
Sunday, June 5, 2011, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Reserve free tickets for June 5 reading
Monday, June 6, 2011, 7:30 pm
Reserve free tickets for June 6 reading
30 jazz-identified composers in various phases of their composing careers, drawn from a national call for applications,
were selected to participate in the JCOI, where they worked with leading composers, conductors and performers in a curriculum
designed by composers Jane Ira Bloom, Anthony Davis, Fabien Lévy and George Lewis, all of whom served as instructors.
Other participating composer-mentors included Alvin Singleton, Derek Bermel, and Tania Léon. Students received live
demonstrations of new instrumental techniques from a resident chamber ensemble, Wet Ink, known nationally for its
performances of new music, and observed rehearsals for two concerts at Columbia’s Miller Theatre, held during the Institute week,
featuring works by composers working with improvisation.
For more information please visit
Center For Jazz Studies