Jazz composition was Berklee's founding discipline. Teaching systems of arranging and composition to professionals was the hallmark of the institution, and there is a long lineage of successful alumni to illustrate this point. At this juncture, the music industry has evolved, and the discipline of jazz composition has adapted to that evolution. What is the current state of that creative evolution? What forces are influencing that evolution? Who are the key players as jazz takes its next steps forward? To seek the answers to these questions and more, Berklee assembles an impressive gathering of some of today's most celebrated, creative jazz artists for the State of Jazz Composition Symposium and Concert Series.