Commission fees generally follow the schedule below:
SATB Chorus & Piano
(or a cappella)
Piano & Small Ensemble
SATB Chorus &
3 - 7 minutes
8 - 12 minutes
13 - 17 minutes
18 - 22 minutes
23 minutes & longer
$4,250 - negotiated
$4,750 - negotiated
$5,250 - negotiated
Fees above are subject to adjustment based on factors such as time constraints and publishability.
My philosophy for commissions has always been to deliver to you a piece of music that:
your choir will sound good singing (the piece might be challenging, but within their capabilities)
is appropriate for the occasion & venue
your audience can relate to
No fee advance required for pieces 12 minutes or less. For pieces 1onger than 12 minutes, 1/2 the commission fee is required in advance.
Download a blank commission contract here.