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wind band commission

I am so excited to share this opportunity with you! I am looking for band directors & conductors and arts administrators interested in joining a consortium to commission a new work for Concert Band. Join me on this journey.

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Hidden Wisdom (Excerpts)William A.R. May
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"Hidden Wisdom" for Concert band


Stylistically, this work will be energetic, melodic, with lots of percussion, great for a concert opener. The piece will be approximately 3-4 minutes in length, and of medium difficulty (Grade 3-4), making the work very accessible to a variety of ensembles.


The commissioning cost per school is $375 (or $125 for student conductors), and will include a set of parts & score (on June 26) and lifetime performance rights following the premiere/recording by the lead commissioner. 


NOTE: I am seeking a lead commissioner for this collaboration to make the official world premier, but all consortium performances will be considered premieres and should be indicated in programs and concert announcements. Benefits to leading this consortium to include: 

  • Exclusive rights to the official world premiere

  • Top billing as “Lead Commissioner” in the score & all supporting materials

  • First name listing amongst all commissioners


If interested in leading this commission, please send a direct email here. All other interested persons should visit the commission website to register for this consortium.


The final edition, when published, will list co-commissioners in the front matter of the score. The fee should be paid directly to William May (WARM Productions, LLC) via PayPal or Check:


*Please enter the Ensemble/Organization

name, when you make your purchase.*

Contributions should be pledged by June 15th. The 1st half of the fee ($187.50 or $62.50 for student conductors) should be paid at that time, in order to secure your spot on this consortium. Please email confirmation of your interest to William May, at The 2nd half of your payment is due by July 10, 2022. 


Thank you for your consideration of what will undoubtedly be a very exciting collaboration!



William A.R. May


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WARM Productions, LLC - 3050 Brombley Drive, Conyers Ga. 30013

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