Why commission a new work?
Commissioning a new piece of music is creating the opportunity to have a work specifically composed with the needs and abilities of your group in mind. A commission not only allows the talents of your group to shine through, but may also be a way to celebrate a special occasion.
There are many other reasons to commission a work - maybe your group is celebrating a milestone anniversary or has been invited to perform at the opening of a new hall or gallery. There might be a themed concert that your group is planning and would like to commission a new piece as the central focus of the concert. Or perhaps your ensemble wants a concert opener or closer. Whatever the occasion, a newly commissioned work guarantees that your performance will be one-of-a-kind with a world premiere of a new composition to mark this special event!
What are the benefits of working with a composer?
I will work with you to create this composition from beginning to end. We will talk about the theme or the occasion for the piece and will then build a plan for creating this piece, from consultations during the creative process, the final delivery and performance of the piece. I believe strongly in the collaborative process, and in creating this new work I look forward to your thoughts and input.
I am also available to provide composer workshops with your ensemble and/or community. I am able to talk about the commissioned work as well as the business of music and how I approach being an independent composer. I am also available to conduct the work - please see the "Conductor" section of my website for more information.
Is it affordable?
Absolutely! Pricing is based on a project by project basis. The cost of the piece is based on size of ensemble and length of work. Payment plans are always available - what is most important to me is that we get to work together to create a unique new piece of music!
Contact me to discuss how we can make commissioning a new work an affordable and exciting process.