The State of Jazz Composition Symposium and Concert Series

Berklee’s The State of Jazz Composition Symposium is a 6 day event of clinics, panels, master classes, workshops and concerts that explore the evolution of the music industry and how the discipline of jazz composition is being shaped to follow this maturation.

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Berklee College of Music handpicked an outstanding array of today’s crème de la crème jazz artists and industry professionals to share their knowledge, insights, experience and stories with the Berklee community. These names include Patrice Rushen, Billy Childs, Terence Blanchard, Danilo Perez, Geri Allen, George S. Clinton, Maria Schneider with the keynote address by Don Was, President of Blue Note Records.

Some of the covered topics are:

  • Biological Foundations of Music
  • Outside of the Box – breaking free of perceived constraints in approaching jazz
  • Writing for Strings
  • Broad Issues of Compensation in the New Music Business
  • Women in Jazz
  • Composers of Color
  • Blurred Lines in Composition

The State of Jazz Composition Symposium and Concert Series will be held at various locations on Berklee’s campus from April 22-27, 2014.

To view the detailed schedule, register and read more about the visiting artists and panelists, please visit: http://www.berklee.edu/jazzcompositionsymposium

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