The Commissioning Process (or)
"How Do I Do This?"
We are only limited by our own imaginations!
Want to bring a wonderful new work into the world? No project is too small. A friend's birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation, an organizations gala event or the passing of a loved one, are just a few
of the many opportunities for bringing a new piece into the world. To educate yourself in the process of commissioning a new work, you might read about the Commissioning process through the Website of Meet The Composer. I would love to discuss the possibility of writing a piece for you. To begin, please email me to talk about the kind of piece youd like me to write, the instrumentation, length of the work, text if you have one in mind, etc. and so forth. Project budgets are flexible and can be within the
reach of anyone interested. A sliding scale, depending on the funding source,
will enable most anyone to have a composition expressly written for s/him.
Works may range in length, style, and number of instruments, for the ultimate
goal of performance. Many of you would like to commission a work from a composer whose works you like/admire but have no idea how to go about it. As the composer, it is a pleasure and an honor to have the opportunity
to write a piece for you, the commissioning individual, fellow musician,ensemble
or organization.The process begins with the getting
to know you stage, expands to include a collaboration between us and ends, happily, with a musical work that will last long after you and I are gone. As The Patron, you have
an opportunity to invest in works that will allow the future of music to flourish
and will contribute to your own artistic legacy. Most of us know that in the past, royal families, churches and the wealthiest patrons hired composers
to create new works. In todays world, those "royal families" are YOU who will collaborate with a composer
in developing new works which will have lasting value and appeal.
(2014) Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation 50 th Anniversary Celebration - for violin, cello and piano to be premiered in Sacramento, CA in July, 2014.
(2014) Chamber Music Palisades- a new work for flute, viola, bass clarinet and piano to be premiered in May of 2014.
(2012-13) Zinkali Trio - WAR STORIES: Work for flute, horn and piano. The first movement, "UnCivil War" was premiered at the International Horn Convention in Denton, TX May 2012. The entire work will be premiered in New York, NY in the spring/fall of 2014.
(2012) A Choral Quilt of Hope: The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
A consortium of commissioners will help create this extraordinary work with text adapted by Susan Suntree and music by Adrienne Albert - please emailme for more information on how you can get involved in this project.
(2012) Wayne Leechford, baritone saxophone unaccompanied work to be premiered at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland July 2012
(2011) Subito Grant to complete CD of chamber works titled MUSESCAPES: Chamber Music of AA
(2011) ASCAP AWARDS for
(2011) Wayne Leechford, work for baritone saxophone and harp "Poetry"
(2011) Composer-in- Residence at Cal State University, Bakersfield for performance of COURAGE for Winds
(2010) ASCAP AWARDS for
(2010) Composer-in-Residence at La Sierra University, Riverside CA
(2009) Courage for Winds, a Consortium Commission for a new band work, by Inland Empire Youth Symphony, Jeffrey Boeckman, Music Director; 10 youth bands from the Inland Empire commissioned this work.
(2009) Honorable Mention: 2009 Areon Flute Competition
(2009) ASCAP AWARDS for
(2009) Chapter Grant: Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity, Los Angeles Alumni Chapter
for financial help in the recording of two string orchestra works by The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague to be released on the Naxos label in the spring, 2010.
(2009) Musescapes for Piano Trio
A Co-commission by Carol S. Gee and The Newstead Trio for premiere performance by The Newstead Trio on April, 03 , 2009
(2009) Composer-In-Residence, Cal State University Fresno for their New Music Festival
(2009) New Work for Saxophone Quartet
by Alan Goldman
(2009) Three for Two for Low Flutes
commissioned by Peter Sheridan for his CD titled Monologues and Dialogues for Contrabass Flute, bass flute, and alto flute
(2008) Wind Tides
Commissioned by Andrew Malloy for trombone and piano and recorded by Andy for his upcoming CD on Parma to be released in the fall of 2012.
(2008) Americana Quartet
Commissioned by Chamber Music Palisades and premiered on May 6, 2008 with Susan Greenberg, flute, Sara Parkins, violin, Rob Brophy, viola, and Antonio Lysy, cello
(2008) Winner! Animalogy Woodwind Quintet won the Aeros Competition and was performed in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall
(2007) Between the dark and daylight
Commissioned by Pacific Serenades and premiered in April, 2007 with Mark Carlson, flute, Roberto Cani, violin, James Dunham, viola, David Speltz, cello, and JoAnn Turovsky, harp
was awarded the prestigeous ACME award from Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity.
was awarded an Artist-in-Residence Fellowship to the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming for the fall of 2007.
(2006-2007) An Alaskan Symphony
commissioned by the American Composers Forum along with the NEA in collaboration with Continental Harmony Projects for
the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra and
Choir in Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
(2000-2011) ASCAP AWARDS for
(2005) Weaver of Dreams
Choral work commissioned by the Kenai Central High School Concert Choir under director Renee Henderson
Phi Epsilon Chapter Grant
(2005) NEW WORK FOR STRING ORCHESTRA
(2004) Honorarium from the University of
To compose Original Music for a New Production
of Cyrano de Bergerac opening in March, 2004
(2003) The Cherry Tree Carol commissioned by Jorge Mester, conductor & Kimball
Wheeler, Mezzo-Soprano for their friend, Estelle Schlueter, piano.
For String Orchestra commissioned by Jeannie
Pool for The Church of the Lighted Window
Three movements for bassoon and piano commissioned
by Dr. Carolyn Beck
Please visit the American Composers Forum to learn more about the commissioning process.
AND email me for more information.
(2006) Continental Harmony Projects,
under the auspices of the American Composers
Forum and The National Endowment for the Arts, has commissioned
Adrienne to compose a three movement work for chamber ensemble,
orchestra, and choir and orchestra for The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra
and Chorus, and The Pratt Institute in the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
Performances will take place in June, 2006, August, 2006 and April,
2007 for the 25th Anniversary Festival of the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra.
(2004) Commission to write original music for a
new production of "Cyrano de Bergerac" at
the University of Maryland, directed by Susan Einhorn; opening March,
Finalist in the Continental
Harmony Projects 2002, The
American Composers Forum
Commissions from The Los Angeles Doctors
1999, 2000, 2002
Meet the Composers, Inc. grants
with funding from ASCAP,
Life Foundation, and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
Commission from The American Jazz Philharmonic for the Henry
Mancini Institute, 1997 Serenade For Alto
Sax, Trumpet and Orchestra
Commission: The Arnold Kotis Foundation Membership Circle Award
Meet The Composer Grant for "Night" premiered by The
Gregg Smith Singers in July, 1999
Commission from Corky
Hale Stoller for a new Jazz Harp Piece, 2001
Composer in Residence for The
Wagner Ensemble, 1999-2002
Composer In Residence, The Los Angeles
Doctors Symphony Orchestra
Finalist in three States , The
American Composers Forum Continental Harmony Projects 2000
Margaret Jory Music Copying Assistance Program,
for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010