For contemporary classical music involving acoustic instrumental performers, from soloists and small ensembles, to concert bands and symphonic orchestras.
As of: 1st January 2019
These rates are by per minute of composed music and are variable depending on the size and nature of the project:
1 - 2
Flute and Clarinet
3 - 4
5 - 10 Players
11 - 22 Players
(Wind, Brass, Percussion and Strings)
Orchestra with SATB Choir
For other combinations of ensemble, feel free to contact me!
How the fees are paid:
50% on signing the "Commissioning Agreement", 50% on delivery of the score
All payments are made via PayPal or a direct bank transfer
What You Will Get
With each Classical Commission, you will receive:
2) A dedication of your choosing to appear at the top of the front page of the score forever
Additional dedications can be discussed
3) A license to have a maximum of 60 physical copies of the scores printed at any time
Additional limits can be discussed
4) Rights to give the worldwide exclusive premiere of the commission within 6 months after the score delivery date
Additional performance rights can be discussed (e.g. exclusive recording rights, city premieres)
5) A rough computer generated recording of the completed commission as a .MP3 digital file
1) The full score and part scores of the completed commission as a .PDF digital file
These are optional additions that are not required alongside a commission, but may be of interest
Per 5 copies
If you would like a license to print more than the 60 physical copies that your commission allows
For a higher quality backing recording with hand-picked samples (can take several days depending on the number of instruments)
High Quality Recording
A general FAQ for all commissions can be found HERE. For classical specific questions:
I don't see any mention of electronics, can you do a commission with electronics?
Currently, I don't do commissions that involve electronics (unless you are doing that yourself!). This is because I have a very limited experience with compositional electronics, so much so that I feel I would not offer a satisfactory commission for your project.
I have a question that wasn't answered, how can I contact you?
Feel free to contact me over HERE for any further questions!
Submit a Commission
To get a quote for how much your commission will cost, fill out the form below.
I will respond to your request with a quote via email within 24 hours. If the quote is reasonable to you, I will then send you a copy of the "Commissioning Agreement" for us both to sign. After the first 50% of the commission fee is delivered, the composing shall begin!