Composition and Arranging
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 mutually arranged rates for composition 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. To discuss the specifics of your project, contact me.
I am also available as an arranger for your existing music, from simple piano accompaniments to full orchestral arrangements. Rates are calculated by the frame, which is a bar of musical content (notes, lyrics, chords) on one staff. So, a score for 24 bars of piano accompaniment for a provided lead sheet would total 48 frames; an SATB and piano arrangement of that melody would equal 144 frames; arranging that melody for a 30-part instrumental ensemble would be 720 frames. The per-frame rate is then adjusted by the scope and market of the project and the complexity desired. To discuss the specifics of your project, contact me.