Bringing a new composition into the world is an exciting process. The creation of new original music is a gift like no other: for performers, for listeners, and especially for the composer. I enjoy nothing greater than the chance to create new music that moves people and communicates something worth sharing with others.
For me, commissioning begins with a conversation, where I have the opportunity to learn about your specific hopes and dreams for the new work. This may include discussion of musical and thematic ideas, texts, your organization's structure and mission, how the work will be received by your performers and audience, and many other factors. I also like to -- whenever possible -- attend rehearsals or performances before I begin to write.
The cost of commissioning new music varies widely and is dependent upon a host of factors, including:
New Music USA (formerly Meet The Composer) has set up guidelines for the commissioning of new music. If you are new to the process of creating new works, I highly recommend you read this guide for a good overview of the process.
The bottom-line is: cost is just one small part of the very exciting process that is creating new music. Whatever your vision, I hope to help you make it a reality for you and the people you serve with your music.
Contact me to start a conversation!