2014 State of Jazz Composition Symposium
A Five-Day Symposium and Concert Series
- Keynote Speaker: Don Was, President of Blue Note Records
- Guest Artists: Maria Schneider, Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Geri Allen, Vijay Iyer, Patrice Rushen, and Rudresh Mahanthappa
- Clinics, Panels, and Workshops
The 2014 symposium hosted visiting artists Terence Blanchard, Maria Schneider, Billy Childs, Geri Allen, Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Patrice Rushen, and others. The event included panel discussions, workshops, master classes, and concerts.
Watch panel discussion excerpts with Blanchard, Childs, Rushen, and Schneider:
Events from the 2014 Symposium
Browse a list of archived events from the 2014 symposium.
How Composers Get Paid (or Don't): The Broad Issues of Compensation in the New Music Business, with Maria Schneider, Bonnie Hayes, Patrice Rushen, and Don Gorder
Composer Maria Schneider's recent testimony before Congress is part of a much larger discussion about issues of compensation and protection of intellectual property for composers and songwriters. We will examine some of these issues in this forum, which is held in conjunction with our Music Business and Songwriting departments.
Grammy-winning composers Maria Schneider and Geri Allen will critique the works of some of Berklee's finest jazz composers
Grammy-winning composer and pianist Geri Allen will present a concert led by Berklee faculty member Tia Fuller and the Rainbow Ensembles featuring arrangements by up-and-coming pianist, composer, and arranger Shamie Royston.
Led by Berklee faculty member Tia Fuller, the exciting and versatile Rainbow Big Band will perform music of pianist, composer, and arranger Shamie Royston for a Friday night big band hang. Free and open to the public.
Blurred Lines in Composition, with Maria Schneider, Tania León, Patrice Rushen, and Terence Blanchard
Hosted by Professor of Africana Studies Bill Banfield, this panel will explore the growing trend toward the breaking down what have previously been boundaries in composition.
Cuban-born Tania León, a vital personality on today's music scene, is highly regarded as a composer and conductor recognized for her accomplishments as an educator and advisor to arts organizations.
Composers of Color is a collective group of composers brought together to discuss and explore the creative conditions of the music of composers of color in the marketplace, academy, and concert world.
The concert will be made up of works by 21st-century composers of color. Concert works ranging from art songs, solo instrumental, and chamber pieces representing a broad range of cultural expressions, styles, and contemporary compositional approaches will be performed.
In this culminating concert of the State of Jazz Composition symposium, Terence Blanchard will perform with the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Greg Hopkins.