Why Commission a New Work?
Commissioning new music is central to maintaining the cultural significance of concert music in our schools and communities. Unfortunately, very few students ever get the opportunity to work with a living composer on the creation of a new piece. Leading Tones Music aims to change that!
Giving the premiere of a new work is a rewarding and empowering experience for young students, which leaves a lasting positive impact. In addition, emerging composers greatly benefit from accepting the challenge of writing engaging music for young people.
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Would you or your organization like to engage in the creation of a brand new repertoire of mixed-level music?
Leading Tones Music is offering affordable, customized music by participating composers.
What Comes With a Leading Tones Music Commission?
When you commission one of our composers to write a new piece, you begin an exciting collaborative experience where students interact with composers through personalized introduction videos, in-person and online workshops, and dynamic Q & A sessions. You also walk away with a fully-customized piece, perfectly tailored to the unique strengths of your group!
What Does It Cost?
While the exact cost of a commission may vary depending on the length of the proposed work, the performing forces, and the experience level of the composer, many of our participating composers are eager to build the repertoire, and will work with your group's budget to ensure affordability. To request a free quote, send us a new work proposal in the comment field below. We look forward to working with you!