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 (twice)
Indiana Bandmasters Assn
Wisc. Luth. Nat'l Honors Band
Ohio Private Colleges
Milligan College Orch & Choir
Tenn. Tech Tuba-Euph. Ensm
East Tenn State Univ Orch
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