Participation in the Program for Jazz is by invitation only. The Program for Jazz focuses on composition and small ensemble improvisation. Although part of the program focuses on performing a well-rehearsed concert, most of the days are spent rehearsing with a variety of individuals, learning how to perform well with changing personnel. All 15 fellows write original music in the program.
The fellows will present the annual RSMI Jazz Grandstand concert of original compositions, June 15, 2018, as the culmination of their week of study.
Billy Childs, Composer/Piano
Tim Hagans, Composer/Trumpet
Rufus Reid, Composer/Bass