Commissioning music means paying a composer to write a new work for a special event, to showcase a soloist or ensemble, to honor an individual, or to commemorate a historic event or milestone anniversary.
Why commission a new work?
How does the commissioning process begin?
Commissioning a new work begins with us discussing your ideas.
I will need to know:
How much does it cost to commission a new work?
The commissioning fee depends primarily on
How can a commission be funded?
How can we get started?
"Total Knock Out"
"The Ayers commission was a total knock out. I keep hearing from people how moved they were by the music, the drama, the pacing, and the haunting 'flashbacks'." — Christopher Wilkins, Music Director, Akron Symphony
"Captured the Event"
"The Ayers commission absolutely captured the event! It set the tone, molding the hymn's theme into a dramatic arrangement. — Dr. Gary Streit, Retired President, Malone University
Akron Symphony Orchestra (x2)
Indiana Bandmasters Association
Wisc. Lutheran Nat'l Honors Band
Ohio Private Colleges Honors Band
Milligan College Orchestra and Choir
Malone University President's Office
Tenn. Tech Tuba-Euph. Ensemble
East Tenn State Univ Orchestra
2014 "Honored Artist" of Amer. Prize
2014 Ohio Arts Excellence Award
2014 Finalist American Prize-Opera
2014 Finalist American Prize-Band
2013 Finalist American Prize-Band
2013 Boston Metro Opera
2011 Winner, American Prize-Orch
2011 Dayton Ballet New Music
2010 McDowell Fellowship
2007 Ohio Arts Excellence Award