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Calling all Music Teachers, Faculty, Staff, & Students! We are thrilled to partner with post-secondary institutions to share our content through their academic libraries. Participate in live events and receive access to our **Complete** Archives - home to 175+ full-length masterclasses!

JazzComposersPresent is an online space where composers, musicians, and listeners come together to celebrate the music we love. We livestream Composer Spotlight Masterclasses, Listening Session, Foundational Focus Masterclasses, Roundtables, & Artist Q&As.

Our incredible Presenting Artists included Grammy winners and nominees, jazz legends, and exciting composers from around the world: Jim McNeely, Darcy James Argue, Rufus Reid, Ayn Inserto, Richard DeRosa, Miho Hazama, and many others!

We are pleased to offer institutional access at a heavily reduced rate! Please direct inquiries to

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Faculty Resources


We work collaboratively to support instruction. Faculty members submit a draft syllabus or module list, which we then review, and recommend resources to incorporate in curricular design. 

We designed our Foundational Focus Masterclass series in collaboration with our institutional partners. This series explores fundamental aspects of jazz composition and arranging using both examples from the jazz canon as well as our Presenting Artists’ own writing. Masterclasses can be included as direct links in a course syllabus, supporting a flipped classroom approach where students watch assigned videos before participating in class discussion.


COMPOSER SPOTLIGHTS feature a Presenting Artist exploring their own work, and compositional concepts contained within; examining score and audio excerpts, and supplementary materials as appropriate. Composer Spotlights have featured Jim McNeely discussing “My Compositional Process: From Sketch to Score”, Richard DeRosa discussing “Musical Storytelling Through Composition”, and Darcy James Argue presenting "The Paranoid Style: Behind Real Enemies".

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FOUNDATIONAL FOCUS is a pre-recorded masterclasses series. Using examples from the jazz canon as well as their own writing, Presenting Artists explore fundamental aspects of jazz composition. Foundational Focuses have featured Daniel Jamieson presenting “Activating Space”, Scott Ninmer discussing “Modality”, Chelsea McBride exploring “Woodwind Doubles for Jazz Orchestra", and Richard DeRosa demonstrating "Characteristics of Strong Melodies."


LISTENING SESSIONS feature a Presenting Artist sharing clips of music they love that has interesting compositional elements. The Presenting Artist explores multiple audio excerpts and discusses topics of interest contained within. Listening Sessions have featured Miho Hazama examining “Complex yet Memorable Melodies”, Rufus Reid discussing "Inventive Large Ensemble Writing" and Florian Hoefner exploring “A Contemporary Classical Approach to Jazz Composition”.


ROUNDTABLES feature members of our Core Team (Daniel Jamieson, Miho Hazama, Andrew Rathbun, Chelsea McBride, & Erica Seguine) and special guests, in a group conversation about composition and other musical topics of interest.


GROUP LESSONS offer members a chance to receive detailed feedback on their own work from one of our Presenting Artists. Submissions are collected in advance of Group Lessons. Selected participants are invited to join a livestream and given constructive feedback on their submitted work. Participants are sent a video copy of their portion of the group lesson for archival purposes.

LIVE Q&As conclude all Composer Spotlights, Listening Sessions and Roundtables. Members in attendance can submit questions using the live chat function. Members who are unable to watch live are able to submit questions in advance via our website.

Event Types



All Institutional Partners are provided a custom registration page on our website.



Our goal is to remove the responsibility for user registration from the institution's administrative team and handle everything on our end. Participating students, staff, and faculty simply need to be provided the link to the institution's registration page on our website and we take it from there.



Participating students, staff, and faculty registrations are confirmed using a valid email address associated with the institution. A big part of our resource is the ability for users to watch events live from home and interact / participate with the various Presenting Artists through a live Q&A. As such, we do not offer IP authentication.



All user names, email addresses, passwords, and personal identifiable information (PII) are kept strictly confidential and are not shared with any 3rd party organizations.


Our team responds to all technical support requests with 24 business hours (Eastern Time) and works to troubleshoot as quickly as possible.

Institutional Benefits


DANJAM MUSIC LLC is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits unlawful discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, DANJAM MUSIC LLC expects that all relationships among associated persons will be business-like and free of explicit bias, prejudice and harassment.


DANJAM MUSIC LLC has developed this policy to ensure that all its employees, contractors, and affiliates can work in an environment free from unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation. DANJAM MUSIC LLC will make every reasonable effort to ensure that all concerned are familiar with these policies and are aware that any complaint in violation of such policies will be investigated and resolved appropriately.

It is the policy of DANJAM MUSIC LLC to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. DANJAM MUSIC LLC prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

Harassment on the basis of any other protected characteristic is strictly prohibited. Under this policy, harassment is verbal, written or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual because of his or her race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law, that has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, or has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance.

Harassing conduct includes epithets, slurs or negative stereotyping; threatening, intimidating or hostile acts; denigrating jokes; and written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group that is circulated by email, phone, text messages, social networking sites or other means.

These policies apply to all applicants, employees, contractors, and affiliates whether related to conduct engaged in by fellow team members or by someone not directly connected to DANJAM MUSIC LLC (e.g., an outside vendor, consultant or customer). Conduct prohibited by these policies is unacceptable in the workplace and in any work-related setting outside the workplace, such as during business trips, business meetings and business-related social events.

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