New commissions are one of the great surprises in my life. I can never predict what may come my way, and I love creating music with specific purpose. I also value the relationships that grow from working with people in this unique, musical way. It’s an easy process that begins with brainstorming.
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
Who will be playing this music?
What is the instrumentation?
Where will it be premiered?
What length feels practical for its ultimate purpose?
Do you want this music to honor someone or reflect your area in some way?
What style might be appropriate? Are there particular Rossi pieces that you admire?
Is there a way to involve your community in some way? A local grant?
Fees vary, depending on the length, the level of difficulty and the instrumentation.
They can also be linked in with travel to the premiere.
I have a contract that can be modified to reflect an agreement.
If your group has a standard contract form, I’m happy to use it.