Each link below has samples!
This is the view from my music workroom in the mountains that I have to endure. SO hard to concentrate!
(photo copyrighted Chris Bower - BeTherePhotography.com)
Latest project. Choir with instruments.
FINALE scroll (no words possible on Finale)
WHAT I DO
I have been a professional musician for over fifty years (writing, arranging and composing music the whole time) with thirty-six years directing school concert, jazz and marching bands. All this has prepared me for creating a piece of music especially for yourself or group. I was also a "Beta Tester" for FINALE while a doctoral student at the Univ. of Minnesota in Minneapolis where FINALE was created which prepared me to produce professional-quality scores and parts. While teaching I also commissioned such composers as Sammy Nestico, Gordon Goodwin, Bob Mintzer, John Fedchock, Bob Curnow, Frank Mantooth, Mike Tomaro, Jeff Jarvis, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Matt Harris, Les Hooper, Fred Sturm, Eric Richards and more to write for my jazz groups. From working with these great composers I have learned how musicians and non-musicians ordering commissioned music should be treated. All of this experience gives me great insight in meeting your needs.
Song Writer's Special!!!
I will write create a leadsheet of your song for copyright or EZ performance by others for only $50 per song. You just need to send me a recording of the song.
10% of what you pay for your project will be donated to the charity of your choice.
Anyone referring my services to a commissioning group or individual will also have 10% of the fee donated to the charity of the referrer's choice.