For nearly 20 years, I’ve been involved in consortium commissions for orchestras, choruses, chamber groups and recitalists. I am convinced that gathering together in a “commissioning consortium community” is the most productive, positive and financially feasible way for composers, conductors, and individual performing musicians to work together in our 21st-century arts economy to bring new concert music to the stage.
Currently, I am in the first year of an ongoing commissioning consortium initiative for university-level recital music, called the Songs Without Words Project administered by my publisher, Potenza Music. Over the next five years, I will be composing via commissioning consortia 4-6 new recital and chamber pieces each year. Each new work will be scored for one (or a grouping of the 14 principal woodwind, brass, and stringed instruments, affordably priced for participation by university students.
Have a good idea?
If you have an idea for a consortium commission of any scope and instrumentation—whether for unaccompanied solo instrument, chorus, chamber ensemble, band or orchestra—please send me an email and tell me who you are and what your creative concept is. I will get back to you as soon as I can so we can begin to discuss your thoughts in detail.
And if you haven’t done so already, I hope you’ll choose to connect with me via email and tell me what instrument(s) you play, or what ensemble(s) you conduct. I will add you to my private (and I do mean private) database of musical friends and colleagues. That way, I can contact you directly whenever I am involved in a project that aligns with your interests
Very best wishes, and I look forward to discussing your ideas with you soon.