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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 organization’s 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 you’d 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 today’s world, those "royal families" are YOU who will collaborate with a composer in developing new works which will have lasting value and appeal.


(2021) SUNRISE for Orchestra and Wind Band

(2020) SERENADE for Solo Bassoon

(2020) ASCAP AWARDS for Concert Music

(2019) ASCAP AWARDS for Concert Music

(2019) commissioned by Wendy Stern for Alto Flute and piano THE DAY BEFORE

(2019) Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity, Los Angeles Chapter commissioned REMEMBRANCES for flute and piano (or harp)

(2018) Harvard Westlake School - Mark Alan Hilt, Music Directo commissioned BURSTING WITH JOY for wind band

(2018) ASCAP AWARDS for Concert Music

(2017) ASCAP AWARDS for Concert Music

(2017) The Holyoke Symphony Orchestra commissioned HOMEWARD BOUND for orchestra

(2017) Commissioned by conductor Kirk Smith "In Tuo Lumine Lumen - for viola soloist and string orchestra

(2017) WINNER! WiND TIDES for trombone and piano won the Wright State University Trombone Competition

(2016) ASCAP AWARDS for Concert Music

(2016) commissioned by Susanne Kessel- HOMAGE TO B7 in honor of Beethoven's 250 th Birthday

(2016) commissioned by Rebecca Jeffrieys - ACADIAN DREAMS for flute and piano

(2015) ASCAP AWARDS for Concert Music

(2015) commissioned by 5 pa Tvers- ACROSS THE C's- for piccolo, 2 C flutes, alto flute, bass flute


(2015) Peter Sheridan - new works for Low Flutes - VISIONS OF GRACE for 2 alto flute, 2 bass flutes, contra-bass flute to be premiered at 2015 NFA convention in Washington, DC

(2014) Commissioned by Sandra Wiese, member of the Onyx Circle, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation A GOLDEN CELEBRATION. 

(2014) Palisades Virtuosi- DOG TALES, 3 movements for flute/picc, clarinet/bass clarinet and piano premiered in Bergen, NJ on November 7, 2014.

(2014) ASCAP AWARDS for Concert Music

(2014) Chamber Music Palisades- CUBAN STORIES, a new work for flute, viola, bass clarinet and piano premiered on May 6, 2014.

(2014) ODE TO BACH for Maksim Velichkin for unaccompanied cello, a one-minute work, as part of his 15 Minutes of Fame concert

(2012-14) 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 2015.

(2013) PROCLAMATION for Saxophone Ensemble Commissioned by the Hartwick College Saxophone Ensemble and the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey Saxophone Choir (YOCJ), Jordan Smith, Director. Concert Music

(2013- rev. 2019) BassooNova for Solo Bassoon commissioned by Andrew Moore

(2013) ASCAP AWARDS for Concert Music

(2012) ASCAP AWARDS for Concert Music

(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 Concert Music

(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 Concert Music

(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 Concert Music

(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
commissioned 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 for 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

(20077) Adrienne was awarded the prestigeous ACME award from Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity.

(20077) Adrienne 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 National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Continental Harmony Projects
for the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra and Choir in Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.

(2000-2011) ASCAP AWARDS for Concert Music

(2005) Weaver of Dreams
Choral work commissioned by the Kenai Central High School Concert Choir under director Renee Henderson

(2004) Mu Phi Epsilon Chapter Grant


(2004) Honorarium from the University of Maryland
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.

(2003) Interiors
For String Orchestra commissioned by Jeannie Pool for The Church of the Lighted Window

(2002) Circadia
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.

More Commissions/Awards/Grants

(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, 2004.

Finalist in the Continental Harmony Projects 2002, The American Composers Forum

Commissions from The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra, 1999, 2000, 2002

Meet the Composers, Inc. grants with funding from ASCAP, the Metropolitan 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

The Margaret Jory Music Copying Assistance Program, 1999, 2000

ASCAP Awards for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

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