Teaching artist Bobby Watson (center) performs with the ChiArts Combo II at Columbia College Chicago in 2015 as part of the group’s end-of-year concert. The student jazz band from Newark, New Jersey’s Arts High School with teaching artist Dayna Stephens after their end-of-year concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Performance and mentorship opportunities with artists like Watson is a critical feature of the Institute’s Performing Arts High School program.