Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Readings Expand in cooperation with EarShot

The American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University(CJS), in cooperation with EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, will present the second JCOI Readings in 2013. Three orchestras – the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (April 23 & 24)ACO (June 3 & 4), and La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (September 19 & 20) – will workshop, rehearse, and give public readings of new works for symphony orchestra written by seventeen jazz composers.

Each of the three orchestras will workshop and perform between five and seven composers’ new works. Composers participating in the JCOI Readings will receive coaching from mentor composers and a professional music engraver as they write their new pieces. Once completed, each piece will be workshopped, rehearsed, and performed by one of the three host orchestras through the EarShot program. The new works will be heard in rehearsal, open public readings, and a public performance. Composers receive travel and an honorarium, as well as feedback from orchestra principal musicians, conductors, librarians, and mentor composers, and an archival recording of their work.