Celebrate a Wedding, Anniversary or Birthday
Thank some one for doing something special
Have a text you would love set to music
Memorialize or honor someone special
Commemorate a religious holiday or special occasion
Why not commission a piece of music?
Give the Gift of Music!
The Choral Commissioning Project
The Choral Commissioning Project’s goal is to create a large body of new choral works that can be performed and enjoyed by a broad variety of artists and audiences. My intention is to compose over 50 new pieces during 2012-2013. To enable as many different groups to participate in this project, I am offering my talents at a significantly reduced fee.
How much does commissioning music cost?
The cost depends on the size of the new composition (whether it is written for soloist, small ensemble or orchestra), the length of the composition, and the reputation and career level of the composer. For this project the costs will be:
Instrumentation 2-5 minutes
Solo or Duo $500
This entitles you to:
• A master copy of music that has your dedication on the top of the first page and autographed by me.
• The right to make as many copies as you need to perform the piece.
• And first look and chance to purchase all the other pieces commissioned as part of this project.
Works can be a cappella or accompanied. Typical accompaniment will be for one instrument: piano, organ or solo instrument, however if another combination is of interest to you we can definitely talk about your wants and needs.
Once the text is chosen, I tend to work pretty quickly so don’t hesitate to contact me even if you have an occasion that is fast approaching.
Would you like me to come and talk about the piece? Work with your ensemble? Attend the first performance? There are so many exciting opportunities to make commissioning a piece of music an interactive and vibrant experience.
If you are interested in learning more about me as a composer, please check out the rest of my website. You can check out my full bio, Curriculum Vitae, composition list, and audio and score samples. If you have any other specific questions, please feel free to contact me.
I would be honored if you helped spread the word about The Choral Commissioning Project. Let’s keep new choral music alive!