If you are an individual musician, member of an ensemble, concert producer, music patron—or simply a music-lover—consider commissioning me to write a new work for your next recital, concert, tour, CD project or for a special occasion (e.g. wedding, anniversary, birthday). I welcome proposals of any size—even a two-minute piano prelude.
Funding can come from public or private sources. Applications made through the public granting agencies (e.g. Canada Council for the Arts) use the commissioning rates recommended by the Canadian League of Composers to determine fees. These rates are also a good reference for privately-funded initiatives.
One way to keep costs down is the process of joint-commissioning whereby two or more individual musicians or ensembles jointly commission a new work; each is entitled to a local premiere. This considerably reduces the fee for each commissioner.
Please find me at the Canadian Music Centre website.