This interactively designed, innovation-driven program aims to construct an informed insight into the world of contemporary sound practice. Improvisation and composition theory course is curated and mentored by Dré A. Hočevar, an internationally acclaimed composer and performer. This Jazzinty category covers the fundamentals of historical compositional methodologies, the fundamentals of contemporary improvisational methodologies, the construction of an original composition, and an introduction to the analysis. Dré A. Hočevar (b. 1987, Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a composer, performer, and cross-disciplinary artist frequently performing across the United States, Asia, and Europe. He is Clean Feed Records recording artist with his fifth album Surface of Inscription released in September 2017. As a performer, he is currently a member of Nate Wooley’s Knknighgh Quartet, Zack Clarke’s Trio and is directing ensembles Coding of Evidentiality, Collective Effervescence, Transcendental Within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder, Container Doxa, Theōriae Doxa and Verso Doxa. Hočevar’s teachers include Steve Lehman, Peter Ablinger, Joe Morris, Michael Carvin, and Johannes Kreidler. Dré Hočevar lives in Berlin and is currently preparing for Ph.D. studies in composition and computer music at the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) Institute, University of Huddersfield.