Make a new work come to life
Commissions are the life blood of new music and they have been for centuries ensuring the creation of a whole range of masterpieces. By commissioning new work, ensembles can not only support new music, but have works specially crafted to their capabilities and interests. Commissioning a new work is a great way to engage yourself or your ensemble in the creation of brand new music which might not otherwise exist. Commissions are also often facilitated by foundations or organisations, or by individuals who wish to support a particular composer or performer, or even commission a work as a gift or in honor of a loved one.
Fees and Funding
All fees are to be negotiated. I am fully aware and respect that commissioning new music can be a financial strain on any group or individual, and I am dedicated to come to an agreement that works for everyone involved.
The commissioning fee hugely depends on the scale of the work and its instrumentation. Common average fees are:
Small scale: (Choral/less than five musicians) c. £250-£750
Medium scale: (5-20 musicians) c. £500-£1250
Large scale: (more than 20 musicians) c. £500-£2250
Suggested fees for set scenarios
5 minute piece for soloist, £400
8 minute piece for small ensemble of c. 4 musicians, £800
For further information about fees and funding opportunities, please refer to:
Standard practice is to pay half of the total fee at the time of the formal commission, and the rest upon completion of the project.
How to commission?
Please get in touch via the contact form, and we will be able to discuss your aspirations in detail and we will find a way to make new music come to life.
Multiple individuals and groups can also band together and commission a new work by consortium – a “win-win” situation for all involved: Simply put, this is when a group of ensembles jointly commission a new work. As all parties share in the fee, everyone ends up paying much less.