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Services & Ordering

All services and orders are subject to the policies outlined below.

Music

SALES & RENTALS

Sales and rentals for most pieces are handled through this website (with the exception of some choral and vocal works). See my compositions page for purchasing links and information.

COMMISSIONS

Commissions cost roughly double the arranging rates below.

While these prices may be beyond the means of some individuals (particularly students), interested parties may spread the cost by assembling a consortium.

For details on consortia and for commission inquiries generally, please email me.

ARRANGING, ORCHESTRATION & TRANSCRIPTION

$75/h, or alternate per-bar rate below:

  • 1-6 lines: $6
  • 7-12: $10
  • 13-18: $14
  • 19-24: $18
  • 25-30: $22
  • Lines generally refer to each separate staff. Grand staves (e.g., piano, celesta, or harp) count as two separate staves.
  • For woodwinds and brass, lines refer to each separate instrument, even when they share a staff.
  • For choral music, lines refer to each vocal part, even when they share a staff.
  • Lyrics and chord symbols count as independent lines.

Please email me with a project description for an estimate.

COMPOSITION & THEORY LESSONS

I offer lessons in composition, orchestration, harmony, counterpoint, and ear training. Sessions are held in person for those in the Boston area and via Skype for those outside it. Half-hour lessons are $40. Hour lessons are $80. Please email me to arrange scheduling.

Editing & Writing

EDITING

$40-60/h, depending on the level of editing required.

Please email me with a project description for an estimate.

INDEXING

$35/h. Please email me with a project description for an estimate.

LAYOUT & DESIGN

$35/h. Please email me with a project description for an estimate.

PROOFREADING

$35/h. Please email me with a project description for an estimate.

RESEARCHING

$60/h. Please email me with a project description for an estimate.

WRITING

$50-70/h or 30¢-$1/word, depending on project details.

Please email me with a project description for an estimate.

Policies

  • The quoted rates are a guideline. A fixed fee can be negotiated based on the project scope.
  • Rush jobs attract a higher rate.
  • The copyright of all musical commissions shall remain with the Composer. The copyright status of all other projects shall be established in advance in writing.
  • Samples of ongoing work will be shared at mutually convenient times.
  • Consortium commissions and lessons excepted, payment terms are 1/3 of the total in advance, 1/3 on completion of half the work, and the final 1/3 when completed to the client’s satisfaction.
  • Payment may be made by check or securely online via PayPal.
  • Consultation is free, as long as it relates directly to the project.
  • (Music only) Arrangements usually require permission from and attract royalties to the copyright holder for works not in the public domain.
  • (Music only) Any creative contribution over and above orchestration shall attract an additional agreed amount.