American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, in cooperation with the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University, presents the third Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI) in 2015-16. The program commences August 8-13, 2015 with a Summer Intensive at The Herb Alpert School at UCLA. A second phase of the program includes Orchestral Readings of new music by select participants in spring-fall of 2016.
Read this essay with interviews by Howard Mandel – Jazz and the Future of the Symphony Orchestra – which he generously contributed to ACO’s site. Howard is a New York-based writer, editor, author, and producer for NPR. For more than 30 years, he’s covered jazz, blues and new and unusual musics for newspapers, magazines and websites. Howard teaches at New York University and elsewhere and consults for various arts organizations. He’s president of the Jazz Journalists Association and blogs at ArtsJournal.com.