Commissions and Collaborations
It’s my hope that, after checking out the scores and audio/video samples elsewhere on this site, you may decide that you’d enjoy playing my music. If so, you can, of course, choose from the existing compositions available through the PSMP store. It’s great to know that past compositions continue to be studied and performed. But another option is to commission a new composition.
The most important step in commissioning a new piece is simply to write me a note to tell me that you’re interested in commissioning. Please do this before worrying about cost or funding. Why? Because your sense of connection with a composer’s music is the most powerful factor in any commission – the thing that can make every other aspect of the project possible. So please write me a note briefly describing your idea and I promise to reply and correspond with you about your idea and your project timeline. I’ll be delighted to know that you are interested in my work, and will have the pleasure of learning from you as we explore your idea. Any commission needs a basis for the undertaking the project, from composer and performer/presenter alike, and that’s what our discussion of your project will be seeking. If we can find that basis, there is almost always some way to make the project happen.
By the way, I invite commissioning ideas from any musician interested in my music. As you may have read in the notes to my compositions in the PSMP store, I’ve been commissioned by many professional artists, ensembles, presenting organizations, etc., but also by public school districts, individual school ensembles, etc.. I approach every commission with the goal of creating music that validates your original interest in presenting my music.
So please write with your ideas. (Use the “Contact” button on the left side of every page of this site.) I look forward to hearing from you!