I enjoy writing commissioned choral works for both sacred and secular choral occasions. Generally, the price for a commissioned piece is $1500US, though the price is negotiable in some circumstances. If you are interested in commissioning me to write a piece for your choir, please email ( with your contact information, and I will contact you.

I will then be in touch to discuss several factors that are helpful in creating a commissioned piece. These factors might include:

  • Size of ensemble
  • Range of individual voice parts
  • Occasion for which commission will be performed
  • Contract agreement which specifies publication considerations
  • General preference for composition or arrangement
  • Projected date of performance
  • Time frame for completion
  • Orchestration preferences
  • General ideas that will assist me in writing an appropriate piece

You will find below a list of previous choral commissions.

Commissioned Choral Works

  • What We Need is Here, Kentucky ACDA Honor Choir, November, 2015
  • The Journey Continues, Second Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Kentucky, October, 2015
  • I Loved You First, Cristy Caldwell, Nashville, May, 2014
  • My Faith Looks Up to Thee, Cristy Caldwell, Nashville, May, 2014
  • Memories, Lexington Chamber Chorale, Kentucky, February, 2013
  • Faith Found Its Home in Me, Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown, Kentucky, February, 2012
  • Fall Prayer While Raking, University of Kentucky Newman Center/Holy Spirit Parish Music Ministry and the Newman Foundation, December, 2010
  • Let My Voice Ring Out, Southeastern United States Honor Choir, Troy (AL) University, October 2010
  • The Elm Tree, Texas Choral Directors Association, Middle School/Junior High Honor Choir, July, 2010
  • El Condor Texas TMEA Region 11 Treble Honor Choir, July 2010
  • Farewell, My Love, Florida Elementary Music Educators Association, June, 2010
  • God’s Wondrous Love, Lago Vista (Texas) United Methodist Church, December, 2008
  • This is Success, Christian County (Kentucky) Choral Department, November, 2008
  • The Grandeur and Glory of God, Festival by the Sea, Myrtle Beach, (SC), 2008
  • Let Praise Resound, Madison Avenue Christian Church – (Disciples of Christ), Huntington, West Virginia, April, 2008
  • My Song Goes On, Central Kentucky Music Educators Association, Flight 5191 Memorial Composition, 2007
  • Arise and Shine, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church 80th Anniversary Celebration, 2007
  • The Presence of the Lord, Berea (KY) College Concert Choir, 2007
  • All Nations of the Earth, Berea (KY) College Concert Choir, 2007
  • Appalachian Celebration, Choral Department of Lexington Catholic High School (KY), 2006
  • Every Remembrance of You, Ninth District Georgia Music Educators Association Senior High Women’s Honor Chorus, 2006
  • I Go Among Trees (text by Wendell Berry), Meade County (KY) High School Concert Choir, 2006
  • O Love That Will Not Let Me Go, Dr. William Kolter, Leander, Texas, 2005
  • There is Sweet Music Here, Masterworks Chorale of the Coweta County (GA) Performing and Visual Arts Centre, Newnan, Georgia, 2005
  • Psalm of New Beginnings, Central Baptist Church New Sanctuary Dedication, Lexington, Kentucky, 2005
  • Shall We Gather at the River, Midway Middle School Combined 7th and 8th Grade Boys’ Choir, Texas Music Educators Association, 2005
  • Clap Your Hands, South Main Baptist Church Centennial Celebration, Houston, Texas, 2003
  • O Come, Let Us Sing, Young Voices Festival, Tampa, Florida, 2003
  • Words of Lincoln, North Carolina Middle School Honor Choir, 2002
  • Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus, Rolling Hills Community Church, Lago Vista, Texas, 2000
  • A Common Prayer, The Stetson University Children’s Choir,1997
  • Way Down Upon the Swanee River, The Stetson University Children’s Choir, 1997