Competitions & Commissions

Commissioning a piece of music for your ensemble may be easier and more affordable than you think. Many ensembles are budgeting to have a new piece commissioned for them on a yearly or bi-yearly basis.  Some use fundraising, some apply for grant money, and some cultivate a patron or sponsor.  A recent trend is for two or more ensembles to commission a piece together!

Most composers are open to working with your ensemble, your budget and your timeline to write a composition that meets your needs.  You are invited to use the contact page to inquire.

I am honoured to have been commissioned by Unison Choruses Canada to create a new work for TTBB choir. The lyrics explore the "LGBT purge" by the Canadian government and military in the 20th century.  The lyrics showcase a new poem by Canadian poet Ben Berg, with French translation by  Jean-Baptiste Roux.
The new work will be premiered at the Unison Choruses Festival in 2022.

"The Cloths of Heaven" (Soprano or tenor with chamber ensemble; alternate accompaniments for harp or piano)

Written in 2020/21.

Donkey Riding” (Violin and Piano) 

Selected for the 2017 Contemporary Showcase competition.

Commissioned by Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association.

Published by Palliser Music Publishing.

The Helios Triptych” (SSAATTBB a cappella choir) 

Selected for the 2017 Vancouver Chamber Choir Interplay competition.

Premier performance by the Vancouver Chamber Choir.

"Chiaroscuro" (Electronic score for short animated film)

Commissioned by Calgary poet and artist Carin Perron.

If I Were a Dinosaur” (Unison children’s choir)

Commissioned by Chief Justice Milvain School choir. Published by Palliser Music Publishing.

Caring and Sharing” (Unisons children’s choir)

Commissioned by Chief Justice Milvain School choir.

Incidental Music for the AIDS Show” (Collection of instrumental and vocal music)

Commissioned by AIDS Calgary.