The Co-op Press Performance Commissioning Consortium

A Performance 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. 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. A minimum of five participants are needed for the commission to move forward.

Brass Quintet Performance Commissioning Consortium

It has been suggested that Sy Brandon compose a composition for brass quintet at a professional level. The composition will be composed for 2 trumpets, Horn, trombone, and bass trombone. The bass trombone part will be adapted if necessary so that it could be played on tuba, for those quintets with a tuba instead of bass trombone. Deadline for expressing interest is October 31, 2017. Click here for more information.


Suggest Ideas for Future Consortia


We would like our visitors to this site to suggest ideas for future consortia. To do so, just 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

Three Animations for High School Level Tuba and Piano - Completed June 2017
Participants:
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


Tweets
for High School Level Small Concert Band - Completed May 2017
Participants:
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
Participants:
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


Divertimento
for Woodwind Trio or Quartet - Completed December 2016
Participants:
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

Travelogue
for Woodwind Quintet - Completed June 2016
Participants:
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

Inventions
for Brass Trio - Completed May 2016
Participants:
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
Participants:
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

Sonatina
for any unaccompanied brass or wind instrument - Completed September 2015
Participants:
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

Emoticons
for Tuba/Euphonium Quartet - Completed July, 2015
Participants:
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

Antics
for elementary band - Completed February, 2015
Participants:
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

Intermezzi
for Euphonium and Piano at a college level - Completed November 2014
Participants:
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
Participants:
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
Participants:
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

Wonderland
for Narrator and 3-5 instrumentalists - Completed June 2014
Participants:
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

Neverland
for Narrator and Woodwind Quintet - Completed April 2014
Participants:
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
Participants:
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
Participants:
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
Participants:
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