New Music Commission
For Beginning Band
Alphonso Counts, Lead Commissioner
I am so excited to share this opportunity with you! We are looking for band directors & conductors and arts administrators interested in joining a consortium to commission a new work for beginning Band. Join us on this journey.
about the music
Untitled Work for Concert band
Technically, this work will feature brass, woodwinds & percussion at various points within the piece. The music will be approximately 2-3 minutes in length, written with young and developing musicians in mind (Grade 1-2), making for an entry level work, very accessible to a wide array of ensembles.
Director of Bands, Towers High School
Consortium Leader: Alphonso Counts, III (Towers High School)
Ensemble Type: Concert Band
Stylistic elements: Features brass, woodwinds & percussion at various points within the work.
Duration: Approximately 2-3 minutes
Difficulty: Young & Developing (Level 1-2)
about the Commission
The commissioning cost per school is $300 (or $150 for student conductors), and will include a set of parts & score (on February 25, 2023) and exclusive recording & performance rights. Alphonso Counts is the lead commissioner for this collaboration, and will make the world premier, but all consortium performances will be considered premieres and should be indicated in programs and concert announcements. If you are interested in this commission, please fill out the registration form, to reserve your spot in the consortium. The final edition, when published, will list co-commissioners in the front matter of the score. 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 February 14, 2023. The 1st half of the fee ($150 or $75 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 Alphonso Counts, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2nd half of your payment is due by February 25, 2023.
Thank you for your consideration of what will undoubtedly be a very exciting collaboration!
William A.R. May
(Student Conductors, Only)
Make Checks payable to:
WARM Productions, LLC
Mail Checks to:
WARM Productions, LLC - 3050 Brombley Drive, Conyers Ga. 30013
1/25/2023-2/25/2023 - Work Period: online convo/zoom/phone convo (and/or social correspondence on blog page), as needed.
2/18/23 - Delivery of draft score to Consortium Leader
2/14/23 - Final day to pledge at initial buy-in fee (Contact Consortium Lead, if interested in pledging, after that date.)
2/25/23 (EOD) - Delivery of final score to Consortium Members (“Due Date”)
Registration Form: https://forms.gle/gzEtMGV23sSgsCH77
Payment: The buy-in fee for interested persons is $300 ($150 for students), split in two payments, ½ to be paid upfront, and the other ½ upon delivery of the final score. The student fee will apply to any consortium member making progress towards an academic degree, certificate, or diploma, as of the Due Date. This buy-in fee will be due to Composer via online purchase, PayPal (also payable by credit/debit card).