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 and compelling sounds to move people and communicate something worth sharing with others.
For me, commissioning is a holistic process. It begins with a conversation with the interested person, where I have the opportunity to learn about their specific hopes and dreams for the new work. This may include discussion of musical and thematic ideas, texts, the organization's structure and mission, how the work will be received by the performers and audience, and many other factors. I also like to -- whenever possible -- attend rehearsals or performances of the organization 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: my fees are negotiable and dependent on the specific project and the people being served. Whatever your vision, I can help you make it a reality and bring new music to life for you and the people you serve with your music.
Contact me to start a conversation!