Interested in commissioning a new work?
As a composer, commissions are one of the most exciting and interesting ways for me to compose a piece! It's always such an adventure to communicate with both the performers and director (or even the commissioner) in order to tailor and craft a piece specifically for the ensemble or occasion. In various ensembles of which I was a member, having a piece commissioned just for our group was also one of the most educational and interesting experiences as a performer. The opportunity to work with a never-performed composition posed challenges and revealed delights, and I feel that I am both a better musician and composer for it. Some of my favorite memories as a performer have undoubtedly been while performing pieces that the world had never heard before; not until the moment of the conductor's downbeat, that is!
In addition to writing music for ensembles, I am very interested to work with poets, librettists, choreographers, or even film-makers and directors. I feel that I am very experienced in collaborating with other artists, and I cherish the opportunity to work alongside them in creating something special.
If you are interested in commissioning a piece from me, please contact me and we can talk about your budget for the commission and my typical costs. If your ensemble does not have the funding for your desired project, let me know and we will try and reach an appropriate compromise. Some more negotiable aspects of the compositions, however, will be the number of performers, the level of difficulty of the piece, or the length of the composition. As I spoke about in the above section, commissioning a work is something that is a very special experience for everyone involved! Please contact me here so that we can further discuss the specifics of your commission! I am excited to work together, and I greatly appreciate your patronage to new music.
All the best,
2017 - Dr. Rika R. Heruth and the Liberty Public School District
2016 - Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, with the Bond Life Sciences Center and the Saint Louis Science Center
2016 - Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries, St. Louis MO
2016 - Dr. R. Paul Crabb and the University Singers of the University of Missouri
2016 - Ben Tervort, bassist
2016 - Dustin Cates and the Heartland Men's Chorus, Kansas City MO
2016 - Vox Nova, under the artistic direction of Christine Jarquio Nichols, Columbia MO
2016 - Christine Seitz and the University of Missouri Show-Me Opera
2016 - Tyler Hannsz, violist
2016 - Truman State University's Chancellor's String Quartet
2015 - Dr. Rika R. Heruth and the Liberty High School Concert Choir
2015 - Ashlyn Sutton, pianist
2015 - Andrea Tulipana, soprano
2014 - Dr. Rika R. Heruth and the Liberty High School Women's Honor Choir and Chamber Orchestra
2014 - Michelle Davis and the Liberty Middle School Orchestra
2014 - Dr. Mary Lou Jones and the Liberty High School Chamber Orchestra
2012 - Tania Campbell and the Liberty Junior High School Symphonic Orchestra
2011 - Tania Campbell and the Liberty Junior High School Symphonic Orchestra