2022 Jazz Composers’ Symposium

The fifth International Jazz Composers’ Symposium, co-sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin and the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC), will be held in the Butler School of Music facilities at UT/Austin, from May 12-14, 2022.  The Symposium is designed as a forum to unite jazz composers of all ages and nationalities in an informal exchange of ideas, information, and inspiration. This year’s Symposium will include noted master artists Terri Lyne Carrington, Jim McNeely, Miguel Zenón, Miho Hazama & John Clayton among others, in a series of concerts, lectures, master classes, panel discussions, research presentations, and industry sessions.  

Featured Guest Artists

Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science
Jim McNeely with John Mills Times 17
Miguel Zenon Quartet
John Clayton
Miho Hazama

Special Sessions By

Ryan Truesdell (Bob Brookmeyer Celebration)
Omar Thomas (Jazz compositional influences in writing for wind ensemble)
Adam Neely (Social media utilization for the jazz composer)
Meg Okura (Writing for strings)
Gail Boyd (Artist management for jazz composers)

Performances and Presentations

Performances of SONIC Award-Winning Works
World Premier of the ‘Fundamental Freedoms’ Commission
Over 75 New Music Presentations, Posters, and Papers

Call for Scores & Papers:
For more conference information as well as application guidelines/forms for those wishing to present their work visit the ISJAC website: https://isjac.org/symposium/call-for-scores-and-papers-2022
Conference Dates: Thurs., May 12 – Sat., May 14, 2022
Location: University of Texas – Austin, Austin, TX (Butler School of Music)

Symposium Registration Fees (Registration includes admission to ALL evening concerts)

Pre-registration (through March 31st):

  • General $225 (ISJAC Members)
  • Student $155 (Student ISJAC Members)
  • General $285 (Non-Members)
  • Student $195 (Non-Members)
  • Spouse/Partner $95

Registration (after March 31st)

  • General $260 (ISJAC Members)
  • Student $190 (ISJAC Members)
  • General $315 (Non-Members)
  • Student $230 (Non-Members)
  • Spouse/Partner $95

  • Institutional registration rates available for groups of 10 or more students. Please contact Chuck Owen (cowen@isjac.org) for further information.
  • Additional Individual Concert Tickets for Symposium Registrants (per night). Fees will apply. (Prices TBA)
  • Thursday Eve., May 12th (7:30 PM) – Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science
  • Friday Eve., May 13th (7:30 PM) – Jim McNeely with John Mills Times 17
  • Saturday Eve., May 14th (7:30 PM) – Miguel Zenon Quartet

ISJAC Member Symposium Registration ISJAC Student Member Symposium Registration

If you want to sign up for an ISJAC Membership, choose the Non-Member Registration and you’ll see an optional upgrade option during the checkout process. Please note that the system will automatically help you if you select an invalid option (if you’re a member and you select Non-Member, it will automatically change your selection to the Member option).

ISJAC Non-Member Symposium Registration ISJAC Non-Member Student Symposium Registration

Refund Policy: Absolutely no refunds will be given after April 19th, 2022. Prior to April 19th a refund of registration fees may be requested – minus a $50 handling fee.

Partner Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capitol District, 301 W. 17th St, Austin TX. ISJAC rates starting at $189/night can be reserved here.

Contact: for additional information, contact Chuck Owen (cowen@isjac.org)


By submitting this application, you agree to the following:

I agree to grant ISJAC and its authorized representatives permission to record on photography film and/or video, pictures of my participation. I further agree that any or all of the material photographed may be used, in any form, as part of any future publications, brochure, or other printed materials used to promote MICA, and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.