Commissioning a new work is an exciting endeavor for everyone involved. A variety of factors will determine the fee for a commission, including voicing, accompaniment or other instrumentation, difficulty level, duration, and timeline for completion. It is generally best to contact me approximately 12 months before the score is needed for the rehearsal process. This allows sufficient time to discuss the parameters of the commission, select a text, secure copyright permissions (if applicable), and provide ample time for the creative process. Once we have worked out all of the details, a commission contract will be written and signed to ensure that both parties understand and agree to all aspects of the project.
If my schedule allows, I would be delighted to come work with your ensemble as you prepare for the premiere. I simply request that you cover the travel and lodging costs associated with this type of residency.
Please contact me to inquire about a commission.
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DeSoto Central High School (Mississippi), Justin Wadkins,
Eastern Arizona College, Chase Moore, conductor
First Christian Church (Richmond, Kentucky)
High Point University (North Carolina), Marc Ashley
Hopkins High School (Minnesota), Philip Brown, conductor
James Madison University (Virginia), Jo-Anne van der
Kentucky All-State TTBB Choir (2021), Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, conductor
Lafayette High School (Kentucky), Ryan Marsh, conductor
Lexington Choral Society (North Carolina), Phil and
Melonie Rector, conductors
Madison Central High School (Kentucky), Lisa Jury,
Mississippi Youth Chorale, Andy Beasley, conductor
North Carolina All-State SATB Choir (2015), Marc Ashley Foster,
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Kentucky), Tiffany
Pearl River Community (Mississippi), LaDona Tyson,
Pleasure Ridge Park High School (Kentucky), Phillip
Salisbury University (Maryland), William M. Folger,
Santa Clara Chorale (California), Scot Hanna-Weir,
Sister Sound (Kentucky), Rob Vanover, conductor
Southeastern Kentucky Music Association All-Festival SATB
Terry High School (Mississippi), Andy Beasley, conductor
University of Mississippi, Don Trott, conductor
University of South Alabama, Laura M. Moore, conductor
Waynesboro High School (Virginia), Jeffrey Ryman,
Western Kentucky University, Paul Hondorp, conductor