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I am a musical artist, bringing expertise and passion to my work as a composer, arranger, engraver, conductor, and vocalist.

“Tony is not only a gifted musician, composer, and choir director but also a creative… and supportive co-worker.”

Ken Reed-Bouley, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

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  • composition and arranging

    | currently accepting new projects

    Whether creating new original musical works or breathing new life into existing music through dynamic arrangements, I love the compositional process and have been truly fortunate to make music for live performance and video media. I would be happy to discuss your ideas for commissions and projects!

     

    My standard rates for composition and arranging services are compensation for time and talent, based on length and complexity. Each rate is per second of finished music, multiplied by the number of "lines" involved in the compositions. A line is typically one instrument (violin, trumpet, guitar, etc.) Some instruments, however, count as multiple lines; piano and most other keyboards, harp, or a vocalist with lyrics and chords ("lead sheets") would be two lines, and organ counts as three.

     

    If your situation would benefit from another arrangement or negotiated rates, don't hesitate to ask.

     

    composition of original music

    $1.25 per second, per line, and royalties mutually agreed upon for publication, performance, and distribution of the finished work. I retain copyright to all composed works, unless alternate arrangements are made. Negotiable rate for churches and other non-profits. Commission projects should be initiated at least two months ahead of the deadline for the work.

     

    arrangement of existing music

    $0.75 per second, per line. Arranging projects should be initiated at least two months ahead of the deadline for the work.

     

  • music engraving and transcription

    | currently accepting new projects

    I am also available as a digital music engraver, utilizing powerful notation software like Dorico and Sibelius to create clean and professional scores of your music. Each rate is per unit of finished music, multiplied by the number of "lines" involved in the scores. A line is typically one instrument (violin, trumpet, guitar, etc.) Some instruments, however, count as multiple lines; piano and most other keyboards, harp, or a vocalist with lyrics and chords ("lead sheets") would be two lines, and organ counts as three.

     

    If your situation would benefit from another arrangement or negotiated rates, don't hesitate to ask.

     

    engraving of existing music

    from file (notation app or musicXML) | $0.25 per bar (measure), per line

    from PDF or handwritten script | $0.50 per bar (measure), per line

     

    transcription from existing audio

    $0.75 per second, per line.

  • vocal talent

    ? | limited availability; contact me for details.

    I am available on a limited basis as a lyric baritone for live performances and recordings. Contact me and let’s discuss your project!

     

Terms and Conditions

All fees listed in USD. Non-refundable 50% deposit required to begin work.
If projects include existing material, client must arrange for and provide proof of the written consent of any copyright holder of the work.
Final work delivered upon completion of payment and/or establishment of payment schedule for long-term projects.
Standard work-for-hire contracts are accepted.
Client retains intellectual property rights to all work.
I always appreciate being able to share work online, but will always ask permission before doing so.
I am solely a composition/arranging/engraving service and do not provide printing or delivery services.
Please note that I reserve the right to refuse work which promotes unlawful activity, discrimination against any person or group, or which contains explicit content.

 

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