Whether this is your first time commissioning, or you are a frequent supporter of composers, I am excited to work with you!
What is the process?
Let me know that you’d like to collaborate! Please email me with what instrumentation you’re working with, a text if needed, a general duration or budget, when you need the piece, and any other 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 :)
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. However, in order to avoid copyright problems, I ask that the text either be original, in the public domain (check here!), or by a living poet that we could contact to ask for permission to use the text.
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, whether in person or online will depend on location.
- Reasonable adjustments and corrections.
Prices are based on instrumentation, duration, and level (beginner, intermediate, professional). Contacting me is the best way 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!
As mentioned above, prices are very flexible and your most accurate price will be from a chat about the piece you're looking for :) However, here is a basic chart that I work off of for your planning purposes. The prices below would reflect around an intermediate level for the groups listed (best viewed on desktop).
If you have any questions about commissioning, please feel free to email me. I’d love to chat :)