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The Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute: The JCOI Readings Sunday and Monday, June 5 and 6, 2011

May 31, 2011

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The Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute: 

The JCOI Readings

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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.

Working Rehearsal:
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

About JCOI

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 BloomAnthony DavisFabien Lévy and George Lewis, all of whom served as instructors.

Other participating composer-mentors included Alvin SingletonDerek 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





Columbia University

Center For Jazz Studies

212.851.1633 (o)

212.851.1634 (f)


American Composers Orchestra

212.977.8495 (o)

212.977.8995 (f)



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