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Commissions

What is the process?

Let me know that you’d like to collaborate! Email me with what instrumentation you’re working with, a text if needed, a general duration, when you need the piece, and any ideas you have!  

 

After this, we will discuss the finer details of the piece such as mood, style, if you want it to serve a certain purpose on your program, any special techniques you’d like, etc.

 

During the writing process, I will send you a draft towards the beginning to make sure I am on the right track of what you’re looking for. Depending on the type/length of the piece, you will continue to get drafts as I work. When you receive these drafts, please let me know what you think so that it can be just right for you!

 

After you've received the score, I am still available to make corrections if something isn’t working, so please feel free to reach out! I am also happy to post online, if you’d like, about the events where you will be performing the piece.

In return, I ask that you please send me a PDF or scan of any programs so that I can forward them to BMI and receive royalties :)

 

Text

I love working with text! Whether as a basis for an instrumental piece or to be included in a vocal piece, please feel free to let me know if you have a text. Generally, the text that is easiest to use legally is either original, in the public domain (check here!), or by a living poet that we could contact to ask for permission to use the text. If the text does not fall into one of these categories, we will talk about it on an individual basis.

What is included?

- One digital copy of the score and parts (PDF) and if you would like a hard copy, that will be included as well!

- Two rehearsals up to 60 minutes, in person or online depending on location.

- Reasonable adjustments and corrections.

Payment Plans:

Prices are based on instrumentation, duration, and level (beginner, intermediate, professional). Please email me to get a quote! I generally ask for 50% of the commission fee upfront, and the rest will be due upon the delivery of the score. However, I am happy to be flexible - let me know what you need and we will find a plan that works for you!

Student Special: Students can get a piece up to three minutes long at the following prices:

Solo: $150

Duo (including solo+piano): $200

 

If you have any questions about commissioning, please feel free to email me. I’d love to chat :) 

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