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MSBOA / Jazz Commission Project: SUPERNOVA

View the FINAL performance here:
Supernova, Vince Corozine

Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association and partnered on a new Jazz Commission piece, called Supernova. The creative process of the project was blogged on this page through the premiere of the chart at the 2009 Michigan Youth Arts Festival.

Composer Vince Corozine provided insight and samples of the composition through video, score, and audio samples. The project was also supported by several MSBOA directors: Paul Stanifer (MSBOA Ex. Dir.), Christopher Blackmer, Christopher Kauffold (MSBOA Vice President, Jazz Activities) and Max Colley, Jr.

Max Colley, Jr., Director, Grand Rapids Northview HS conducted the MYAF All-Star Jazz Band for the premiere.

Please feel free to email comments to composer Vince Corozine at: 


Part One - Video

Part One Outline - Article

Part Two - Video

Part Two Outline - Article

Part Three - Video

Part Three Outline - Article

Part Four - Video

Part Four Outline - Article

Part Five - Video

Part Five Outline - Article

View the FINAL performance here:
Supernova, Vince Corozine

Jazz Improvisation: You Can Do It! Master Class with Vince Corozine
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Composer's First Thoughts - Article

Director's First Thoughts - Article


Vince was a musician in the West Point Band and for ten years was an arranger for the West Point "Jazz Knights." For ten years he was music arranger and conductor of the annual Thanksgiving Parade in Philadelphia, PA, for WPVI-TV (ABC-Disney). He has studied composition with Arnold Franchetti (Hartt School of Music), Bernard Wagenaar (Julliard School of Music) and with Jimmy Giuffre in New York City. Recently, he conducted the Kunming Symphony Orchestra in Kunming, China, for the International Festival of the Arts.
More information about Vince Corozine.

Vince  Corozine (ASCAP)
Author of "Arranging Music for the Real World"
Teacher of music arranging online

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