Ravinia's Steans Music Institute

Program for Jazz | June 9—June 16, 2018

Steans Jazz Program About Concerts Faculty and Fellows


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 as the culmination of their week of study. Tickets for the June 15 Jazz Grandstand performance will be available in the spring.


Rufus Reid

Faculty member Rufus Reid works with Jazz fellows.

Billy Childs, Composer/Piano
Nathan Davis, Composer/Saxophone
Rufus Reid, Composer/Bass

The class of 2018 will be announced in the spring.