2024 Jazz Composers’ Symposium
The sixth International Jazz Composers’ Symposium, co-sponsored by Vanderbilt University and the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC), will be held at the Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music from May 16-18, 2024. 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 master artists in a series of concerts, lectures, master classes, panel discussions, research presentations, and industry sessions.  

Featured Guest Artists
John Clayton
Anat Cohen
Danilo Pérez

Special Sessions By
John Beasley
Mike Holober
Oded Lev-Ari

Performances and Presentations
Performances of SONIC Award-Winning Works
World Premier of the ‘Fundamental Freedoms’ Commission
New Music Workshops, First Takes, 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-2024

Conference Dates: Thursday May 16 – Saturday May 18, 2024
Location: Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music- Nashville, TN (USA)

Symposium Registration Fees (Registration includes admission to ALL evening concerts)
Pre-registration (through March 31st) Pricing 

  • General $245 (ISJAC Members)
  • Student $175 (Student ISJAC Members)
  • General $305 (Non-Members)
  • Student $215 (Non-Members)
  • Spouse/Partner $95

Registration (after March 31st) Pricing

  • General $285 (ISJAC Members)
  • Student $215 (ISJAC Members)
  • General $340 (Non-Members)
  • Student $255 (Non-Members)
  • Spouse/Partner $95

  • Institutional registration rates available for groups of 10 or more students. Please contact us at info@isjac.org for further information.
  • Additional Individual Concert Tickets for Symposium Registrants (per night). Fees will apply. ($35 USD)
  • Thursday, May 16th (8:00pm) – Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, Adam Cruz Trio
  • Friday, May 17th (8:00pm) – John Clayton with the Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra
  • Saturday, May 18th (8:00pm) – Anat Cohen Tentet

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

For spouse/partner registration, use this option:

ISJAC Spouse/Partner Rate Symposium Registration

Refund Policy: Absolutely no refunds will be given after April 24th, 2024. Prior to April 24th a refund of registration fees may be requested – minus a $50 handling fee.

Partner Hotel: Information TBA

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.