Tuba and Piano Commissioning Consortium

The composition

It has been suggested that Sy Brandon compose a high school level composition for tuba and piano.
Three Animations for tuba and piano musically represents the types of characters often used in animated movies. The movements are Ogre (moderate tempo with threatening sounds), Heroine (slow tempo and lyrical), and Hero (fast tempo and heroic). The piece is designed to be played by high school level musicians and would last about eight minutes. Sy Brandon has composed part of the first movement "Ogre" as a sample of this composition.

Number of participants and cost

  • Cost of participation is $25 per group. The participation fee would be due within 30 days of receipt of the music.
  • A minimum of 5 participants are needed to move forward on this project.
  • Each participant should make a commitment to perform the composition at least once during the year following the receipt of score and parts.
  • The score and parts will be delivered as PDF files in order to keep the commission cost low.
  • Each participant will be listed on the composition as part of the consortium and will have local premiere rights.
  • After one year, the composition will be made available for purchase by the general public. The copyright will remain with Co-op Press.
  • Participants may submit a recording of their performance and be eligible to receive the $100 prize for the best recording submitted.

  • By May 15, 2017 - expression of interest using email link at the bottom of this page.
  • June 15, 2017 - composition emailed to participants
  • July 15, 2016 - payment due

Participants as of 5/12/17:

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

Promotion of the Commissioning Consortium
Please feel free to use news groups, forums, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin), and word of mouth to recruit participants.

Email us using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page to express interest or to ask questions.