It is exciting to be able to take part in the creation of new music. The best way to support new music is to support the artists who create it through the process of a commission. I am very open to commissions for all types of events and ensembles.
The commissioning rates depend upon the instrumentation and size of the ensemble, the length of the piece, the amount of time given to complete the project, and the costs of engraving. The finished project will be delivered as PDF files via email. Please contact me to discuss the rate that works best for your ensemble or organization.
Are you interested in commissioning a new work of music but are wary of the costs required? A commissioning consortium can provide a lot of benefits. In addition to sharing the costs with others, it can also heighten the visibility of your ensemble/institution beyond your own community, garner greater interest and excitement around the new work, allow more organizations to be a part of the creative process, and can build lasting relationships among the consortium partners as well as their communities. Please contact me if you would like to persue this exciting option.
The length of time it takes to write a new work varies according to the length of the work, the size of the ensemble, the difficulty of the music, and many other factors. Please keep this in mind as you negotiate a deadline, and note that fees may vary according to the time frame required.
As the commissioning party, you are entitled to a dedication of the piece which will appear on the first page of the score and each part, as well as cited in program notes. The specific wording of the dedication will be negotiated during the commissioning process.
As the composer, I reserve the copyright for all of my pieces. However, as the commissioning party, you may request sole performing rights of the work for a certain period of time without performance by another ensemble. This is negotiated during the commissioning process.