I am thrilled that you are considering commissioning a new work. It is an exhilarating experience that will allow your name to live on through the musical arts. During this experience you will gain personal access to the composer through every stage of the music making experience from the inception all the way to the premiere. Your name will forever be associated with the music, as it will appear on the score and on the website. You will also receive a signed copy of the first edition score, as well as a framed copy of the score cover.
I am always excited to hear your vision and your creative ideas for commissioning a new work. Please contact me at anytime to open the door to a discussion. Even if you do not know what you want to commission, please reach out to me. As a creator, I am constantly overwhelmed with new compositional ideas that may match perfectly with your artistic vision.
The rates for the piece will depend upon the instrumentation and length. Generally half of the agreed upon fee is paid up front, and the other half is received upon completion. However, I am flexible and my goal is to make this as easy and convenient for you as possible.
Along with the commission, please consider paying for a residency, masterclass, and/or attendance at the premiere performance. After spending so much time with a composition, I absolutely enjoy talking with the performing ensembles, conductors, and instrumentalists, hopefully helping them to find meaning in the work and answering any questions that they may have.