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Commissioning Consortia

The Co-op Press Commissioning Consortium

A Commissioning Consortium is a win-win opportunity for musicians to have a new composition for your instrumentation composed especially for participants in the consortium by Sy Brandon through sharing of the commission fee. Each participant contributes $25 towards the commission fee. Commissioners promise to perform the composition at least once, have local premiere rights for one year, and are listed in the dedication. Commissioners are also encouraged to submit a digital recording of their performance of the composition and the musicians who submitted the best recording would be eligible for a $100 cash prize.

French Horn and Piano Commissioning Consortium

A three-movement sonata for Horn and Piano at an advanced college level composed in memory of Hornist, David Baptist. Deadline for expressing interest is October 15, 2018. Click here for more information.

Suggest Ideas for Future Consortia

We would like our visitors to this site to suggest ideas for future consortia. The commission fee is waived for the person suggesting the consortium. To suggest and idea, please complete this
on-line form to let us know what instrumentation and level of ability you would like us to consider or Email us using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page to communicate with Sy Brandon about your idea.

Past Commissioning Consortia

Adventures for Tuba and Pre-recorded Sounds - Completed May 2018
Andrew Kesten - Tucumcari, NM
Steven Maxwell - Manhattan, KS
Phillip Black - Wichita, KS
Wesley Calvert - Hutchinson, KS
Raul Rodriguez - New Braunfels TX

Lexicon II
for Brass Quintet - Completed November 2017
Tom Izzo - Harmony Brass - Chicago, IL
J. Alden Ford - Trojan Brass Quintet - Troy, AL
Fred Lange - BRASSY! - Sacramento, CA
Doug Peters - Shadyside Brass - Pittsburgh, PA
Tracy Burke - Lancaster Brass Quintet - Lancaster, PA

Three Animations
for High School Level Tuba and Piano - Completed June 2017
Andrew Kesten - Tucumcari, NM
Laura Eberhardt - Santa Fe, NM
Dustin Winson - Alvin TX
John Pearce - Houston, TX
Jesse Canady - Ft. Sill OK
Steve Maxwell - Manhattan, KS

for High School Level Small Concert Band - Completed May 2017
Andrew Kesten and Paul Gibson - Tucumcari, NM
Rommel Cordova - Director of Bands - Boles ISD Quinlan, TX
Rodney and Marilyn Bennett, Directors - Olney ISD Olney, TX
Jose Gonzales - La Vernia ISD La Vernia, TX
Charlie Goodson - Aqua Dulce ISD Aqua Dulce TX

Spectrum Suite
for Alto Saxophone and Tuba - Completed February 2017
Andrew Kesten and Paul Gibson - Tucumcari, NM
Richard Schwartz and Dustin Seifert - Eastern NM University - Portales, NM
Stephen Kunzer and Jeff Loefert - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, OK
Phil Black - Wichita State University - Wichita, KS
Daniel Davis and Cameron Clements - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA

for Woodwind Trio or Quartet - Completed December 2016
LCD Trio - University of Tennessee at Martin
High Desert Saxophone Quartet - Santa Fe, NM
Christiana Winds of the University of Delaware - Newark, DE
Third Wheel Trio - Los Angeles, CA
Washington Saxophone Quartet - Washington, DC
Verum Trio - Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN
Lisa Bost-Sandberg, Shandra Helman, Scott Sandberg - Grand Forks, ND

for Woodwind Quintet - Completed June 2016
LCD Trio and Friends - University of Tennessee at Martin
Fresno State President's Quintet - Fresno, California
Emerald Wind Quintet - Seattle, Washington
Central Washington University Faculty Woodwind Quintet - Ellensburg, Washington
Joliet Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet - Joliet, IL
University of North Florida Faculty Woodwind Quintet - Jacksonville, FL

for Brass Trio - Completed May 2016
Fresno Brass Trio - Fresno, CA
Black Bayou Brass, in residence at the University of Louisiana at Monroe
Florida Youth Orchestra - Davie, FL
V3NTO Brass Trio - Chicago, IL
FCLT Brass - Lincoln, NE
Del Mar Faculty Brass Trio - Corpus Christi, TX
Augusta University Faculty Brass Trio - Augusta, GA
Factory Seconds Brass Trio - Cleveland, OH
Thumb Butte Brass - Prescott, AZ
Members of the Houston Brass Quintet - Houston, TX
Brasswind principals of the Seven Hills Sinfonietta - Cincinnati, Ohio

High Desert Apparitions
for Soprano Saxophone and Piano - Completed February 2016
Andy Wen, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Christopher Barrick - University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Todd Goranson - Messiah College - Grantham, PA
John and Linda Bleuel - University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
Willie Morris - University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Heather Killmeyer - East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN
George Weremchuk - University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL
Brian Kauth - Borough of Manhattan Community College - New York, NY

for any unaccompanied brass or wind instrument - Completed September 2015
Andrew Kesten - Tucumcari, NM
Austin Glenn - Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
Phillip Black - Wichita State University, Wichita, KA
Robert Murray - Columbus State University - Columbus, GA
Lauren Murray - Columbus, GA
Carl Webster, as a gift to R. Winston Morris and the tuba studio at Tennessee Tech
Denton Thomas - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Thomas Gusewelle - Baton Rouge, LA

for Tuba/Euphonium Quartet - Completed July, 2015
Tarnished Brass - Rowlett, TX
University of North Carolina - Greensboro, NC
Triangle Tuba Quartet - Durham, NC
University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Chattanooga, TN
Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS

for elementary band - Completed February, 2015
St. John the Evangelist Band - Streamwood, IL.
Mahanoy Area School District - Mahanoy City, PA
North Schuykill Elementary Band - Ashland, PA
Pershing Hill Elementary School - Ft. Meade, MD
Susquenita Middle School Band - Duncannon, PA
Salem Concert Band - Salem, OR
Lasnamäe Muusikakool - Tallinn, Estonia

for Euphonium and Piano at a college level - Completed November 2014
Steven Darling
Albert Miller
Laurie L. Brown
Jace Vickers
Adam Frey
Daniel Johnson
Ben DeAngelis

Movie Music
for 3 part flexible ensemble at an easy high school level - Completed September 2014
Arizona Chamber Music Experience
Hot Springs Flute Ensemble Hot Springs, AR
Noelle Presby Lipa - Baltimore, MD
Elle Flute Trio - Seattle, WA
Rio Rico High School, Rio Rico, AZ
Midlands Home School Bands - Columbia,, SC
Chatham Chamber Ensemble - New York, NY

Chorale Preludes in a Modern Style
for flute choir - Completed August 2014
Burke Presbyterian Flute Choir - Burke, VA
Capital Area Flute Club - Albany, NY
Arizona Chamber Music Experience - Phoenix, AZ
Flutes of First Baptist Church, DuBois, PA
Flute Ensemble at St Andrews Anglican College, Peregian, Queensland, Australia
Raleigh Flute Choir Raleigh, NC
Flutes Unlimited Arlington, TX
Lafayette Flute Choir Lafayette, IN
Kansas City Flute Choir Kansas City, MO
Hot Springs Flute Ensemble Hot Springs, AR
Pittsburgh Flute Club Pittsburgh, PA
Shimmer Flute Choir Houston, TX
Sounds of Silver Cypress, TX
Les flûtistes de Montréal Montréal, Canada

for Narrator and 3-5 instrumentalists - Completed June 2014
Orchestra Miami Ensembles
Catawba Valley New Horizons Ensembles
High Desert Sax Quartet
Trio Focoso - Shannon Canchola- flute, Claudio Alcantar- saxophone, Hanna Aparo- piano
Music4Kids Woodwind Ensemble
The Palo Verde College Consort
Union League Brass Ensemble
Prelude Chamber Music, Inc.
State Conservatory "G.Verdi" Viola Ensemble in Milan (Italy)
Expedition Chamber Players
Adolphe Sax Quartet
The Green Valley Clarinet Choir
The Denver Clarinet Quartet

for Narrator and Woodwind Quintet - Completed April 2014
Air City Woodwind Quintet - Kentucky and Indiana
Arizona Chamber Music Experience - Paradise Valley, Arizona
Black Marigold Wind Quintet - Madison, Wisconsin
Cambiata Winds - Greensboro, North Carolina
Emerald Wind Quintet - Seattle, Washington
Midwest Winds - Kansas City, Kansas
Patagonia Winds - Howard County, Maryland
Quintaero Woodwind Quintet - Baltimore/DC Metro Area
SLO Wind Orchestra Woodwind Quintet - San Luis Obispo, California
Scirocco Winds - Houston, Texas
Sound Gallery - Akron, Ohio

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chamber Players - Platteville, Wisconsin
Pinocchio Portraits for Narrator and Brass Quintet - Completed March 2014
Beacon Hill Brass - Victoria, BC Canada
Burnished Brass Quintet -Easton/Cambridge, MD
Columbus Brass (Columbus (GA) State University Faculty Brass Quintet)
El Paso Brass - El Paso, TX
I-49 Brass Quintet - Shreveport, LA
Loudoun Brass Quintet - Sterling, VA
Pyramid Brass - Western North Carolina
Saint Louis Brass - Saint Louis, MO
Synergy Brass Quintet - West Roxbury, MA
Spark Brass - Lancaster, PA
Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One - Trenton, NJ
Trillium Brass Quintet - Toronto, CA
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chamber Players – Platteville, WI
Western Brass Quintet - Faculty Ensemble at Western Michigan University

Bandscapes - A Showcase for the Sections of the Band - Completed December 2013
Central Florida Winds Satellite Beach, FL Richard Sabino, Conductor
Coronado Community Band Coronado, CA Phil Imming, Conductor
Cottonwood Community Band Cottonwood, AZ Will Norris, Conductor
Dalton-Whitfield Community Band Dalton, GA
George S. Barnett and Mickey Fisher, Conductors
Flagstaff Community Band Flagstaff, AZ Rebecca Cauthen, Conductor
Green Valley Concert Band Green Valley, AZ John Snavely, Conductor
Gulf Coast Concert Band Pasadena, TX Ben Butler II, Conductor
Hinsdale Town Band Hinsdale, NH Matt Kennedy, Conductor
Pomona Concert Band Pomona, CA Linda Taylor, Conductor
Richmond Concert Band Richmond, VA Mark Poland, Music Director
Rotterdam Town Band Schenectady, NY Mark Eiser, Conductor
Saint Mary's University Band Winona, MN Janet Heukeshoven, Conductor
Shippensburg Band Shippensburg, PA Carl Sponenberg, Conductor
Suncoast Concert Band Sarasota, FL Robert Stoll, Conductor
Tulare Community Band Tulare, CA Bill Ingram, Conductor
Wauwatosa Community Band Wauwatosa, WI Donna Kummer, Conductor
West Bay Community Band Milbrae, CA Doug Miner, Conductor
West Valley Pops Band Sun City, AZ Larry Swanson, Conductor

Melting Pot Overture for Middle School Band or New Horizon Band -Completed May 2014
Cedar Park Middle School Band - Leander Independent School District - Cedar Park, TX
Benold Middle School Band - Georgetown, TX
New Horizons Band of Northern New York - Potsdam, NY
University of Dayton New Horizons Music Program - Dayton, OH
CSRA New Horizons Band - Aiken, SC
Corvallis New Horizon Band - Corvallis, OR
OLLI/New Horizons Band of the Triangle and Durham Academy 7th Grade Band - Durham, NC
F-M Golden Notes New Horizons Band - Fargo, ND
Colonel Smith Middle School Band - Fort Huachuca, AZ
Roeland Park New Horizons Band - Roeland Park. KS
Catawba Valley New Horizons Band - Hickory, NC
New Horizons Band of Madison - Madison, WI