Commissioning a new work is a rewarding endeavor for both performer and composer. Being part of the creative process from the ground up creates a connection to a piece that leads to a tremendously rich experience.
I have many years of experience with the commissioning process and have a proven track record of good relationships with the choirs, ensembles and conductors who have commissioned me. These projects have ranged from pieces for special events to more open-ended projects, from shorter pieces to concert-length works, from unaccompanied chorus to full orchestra.
The first stage is simply exploring the possibilities. Who would perform the piece? What is the performing situation? What are performers’ technical capabilities? For choral and solo vocal works, what text is desired?
As we answer those questions, we then draw up an agreement that clearly states the parameters of the commission and the expectations we all have from each other.
Whether your project is just the beginning of an idea or is more developed, please contact me and we can start a conversation. That exploration of a project is always free, and does not commit you to commissioning. Let’s talk!
Caritas abundat – Association of Anglican Musicians, National Conference
On a Winter’s Eve – Chorus Austin
Winter Ride – Northwest Girlchoir
O virga mediatrix – Medieval Women’s Choir
Revelation – University Unitarian Church
Gitanjali – Seattle Pro Musica
I dwell in possibility – Seattle Girls’ Choir
Double Heart – Pacific Musicworks