Be part of creating new choral repertoire AND support Chorus America!
Announcing the 2022 Commission Consortium Composers!
Chorus America is proud to continue its tradition of presenting Commission Consortiums, bringing together choruses of all sizes around North America to bring new works from acclaimed composers to life for a fraction of what it would cost a single chorus to commission such a piece. All proceeds from the commissioning fees go to support the core programs and services of Chorus America. We are excited to announce the composers for our 2022 Commission Consortiums: Cristian Grases (SATB) and Suzzette Ortiz (treble).
Suzzette Ortiz (Treble Commission)
"There's so much beauty in learning songs from diverse cultures becuase it can deepen our knowledge in music, language, and culture."
This joyful 3-part treble work (presented in Spanish and English) features piano and percussion and celebrates the traditional Afro Puerto-Rican "bomba" dance rhythm. Click here to hear an excerpt of the piece and some further info from the composer herself!
Cost: $300 USD
Cristian Grases (SATB Commission)
"Traditional and popular music from Latin America and the Caribbean is universally recognized for its rhythmic complexity, its joyful cadence, and its dance-like quality. This new work (set in Spanish) will celebrate these musical features and have the feel of a festive celebration - potentially being a good closer for your concert. I am excited to create a new work that will allow you to showcase these traditions within your program."
Cost: $500-$1,025 USD (tiered pricing)
A Tiered Pricing Structure to Make Commissions More Accessible
We're bringing tiered pricing to the SATB Commission Consortium this year! Our tiered pricing structure is based on your chorus' budget size and is designed to lower barriers to access for less-resourced and emerging choruses. The suggested pricing for this year's SATB commission is as follows:
- $1,025 for choruses with budgets of $1M or higher
- $850 for choruses with budgets from $500k - < $1M
- $675 for choruses with budgets from $87,500 - < $500k
- $500 for choruses with budgets less than $87,500
We do not want cost to be a barrier to participation for interested choruses! Please contact KellyAnn Nelson via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss a variety of options if the suggested prices prohibit your organization's ability to participate in bringing these new pieces to life.
Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the commission consortiums! The registration window has been extended to October 15, 2022.
Each composer offers a 3-5 minute piece that will be delivered in PDF format by August 31, 2023. Participating ensembles will share the commissions and dedications equally and have exclusive rights to premiere the piece through February 29, 2024.
Questions? Contact KellyAnn Nelson, associate director of philanthropy, at email@example.com or call 202-331-7577 x241.
|2021||Augusta Read Thomas (treble): FREEDOM: To Be Free and Sky Bound|
|2021||Roland Carter (SATB): MAKE SOME NOISE, GET IN TROUBLE|
|2020||Sarah Quartel (treble): After the rain|
|2020||Deke Sharon (SATB): America in Song|
|2020||Karen P. Thomas (SATB): Alchemy|
|Ola Gjeilo (SATB): Roots|
|2019||J. Reese Norris (children & youth): This is Who I Am|
|2018||Hussein Janmohamed (SATB): The Wedding|
|2018||Joan Szymko (children & youth): WORDS|
|2017||Craig Hella Johnson (SATB): Song From The Road|
|2017||Tom Shelton (children & youth): Old Tunes|
|2016||Dominick DiOrio (SATB): Change My Sorrow Into Song|
|2016||Andrea Ramsey (children & youth): But a Flint Holds Fire|
|2015||Bob Chilcott (SATB): The Real of Heart|
|2015||Mack Wilberg (children & youth): Come, Little Leaves|
|2014||Rene Clausen (SATB): Now Talking God|
|2014||Caldwell & Ivory (children & youth): Bengi Lele|
|2013||Rollo Dilworth (SATB): Shine the Heavenly Light|
|2013||Alice Parker (children & youth): Coo-Coo Bird|
|2012||Dale Warland (SATB): The Voices|
|2012||Jim Papoulis (children & youth): A World We Cannot See|
|2011||André Thomas (SATB): Someday Is Today|
|2011||Eleanor Daley (children & youth): A Celtic Blessing|
|2010||John Rutter (SATB): Dedication and Amen|
|2010||Rollo Dilworth (children & youth): Every Time I Feel the Spirit|
|2009||Eric Whitacre (SATB): Little Man in a Hurry|
|2009||David Brunner (children/youth): Spiritual Musick|
|2008||Caldwell & Ivory (children & youth): Witness|
|2007||Bob Chilcott (children & youth): Like a Singing Bird|