Thinking about commissioning a new work?
Find out more about the process and the benefits of collaborating with a composer to write a new work for you.
Why commission a new work?
Commissioning a new piece of music is creating the opportunity to have a work specifically composed with the needs and abilities of your group in mind. A commission not only allows the talents of your group to shine through, but may also be a way to celebrate a special occasion.
There are many other reasons to commission a work – maybe your group is celebrating a milestone anniversary or has been invited to perform at the opening of a new hall or gallery. There might be a themed concert that your group is planning and would like to commission a new piece as the central focus of the concert. Or perhaps your ensemble wants a concert opener or closer. Whatever the occasion, a newly commissioned work guarantees that your performance will be one-of-a-kind with a world premiere of a new composition to mark this special event.
As a commissioner, you are also creating music for future generations. Through commissioning a new work, you create a legacy of new music for performers and audiences for years to come.
What are the benefits of working with a composer?
I will work with you to create this composition from beginning to end. We will talk about the theme or the occasion for the piece and will then build a plan for creating this piece, from consultations during the creative process, the final delivery and performance of the piece. I believe strongly in the collaborative process, and in creating this new work I look forward to your thoughts and input.
I am also available to provide composer workshops with your ensemble and/or community. I am able to talk about the commissioned work as well as the art of collaboration and the business of music. Please visit the Composer Residency page for more information.
Is it affordable?
Pricing is based on a project by project basis. The cost of the piece is based on size of ensemble and length of work. Payment plans are always available – what is most important to me is that we get to collaborate on a new project.
Get in touch!
Contact me to discuss how we can make collaborate on a new commission for you.
Ensembles and individuals who have commissioned Jenni include:
Across the Grain Duo: Susan Nelson, bassoon and Jeff Barudin, percussion
Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Ministry of Poland
Lindabeth Binkley, professor of oboe at Central Michigan University
Bowling Green State University Women’s Choir – Sandra Stegman, director
The Brandywine Singers
California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley
Camerata Singers of Long Beach
Steven Cohen, horn
Elizabeth Crawford, Clarinet (Ball State University)
Flower Mound High School SATB Choir
Darrel Hale, professor of bassoon at Louisiana State University
Irvine United Congregational Church Chancel Choir, Rob Istad-director
James Doyle and Tracy Kane Doyle, marimba and flute (Adams State University, Colorado)
Lafayette 250 Committee of Arrangements, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Scott Pool, bassoonist and the University of Texas at Arlington
Christin Schillinger – professor of bassoon at Ithaca College
Sistrum, Meredith Bowen-director
Aryn Day Sweeney – oboe (Ball State University)
The University of Texas at Austin– Fine Arts Department
Eric van der Veer Varner – bassoon
Violet – Katrin Meidell, viola and Elizabeth Crawford, clarinet
Christin Webb, bassoon
West Michigan Flute Orchestra
Amy Yeung – professor of voice at the University of Tennessee-Martin
The Young New Yorkers Chorus, Michael Kerschner-director