Commission Consortiums

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Announcing the 2022 Commission Consortium Composers!

Chorus America is proud to continue its tradition of presenting Commission Consortiums, bringing together choruses of all sizes around North America to bring new works from acclaimed composers to life for a fraction of what it would cost a single chorus to commission such a piece. All proceeds from the commissioning fees go to support the core programs and services of Chorus America. We are excited to announce the composers for our 2022 Commission Consortiums: Cristian Grases (SATB) and Suzzette Ortiz (treble).

Suzzette Ortiz (Treble Commission)

"There's so much beauty in learning songs from diverse cultures becuase it can deepen our knowledge in music, language, and culture."

This joyful 3-part treble work (presented in Spanish and English) features piano and percussion and celebrates the traditional Afro Puerto-Rican "bomba" dance rhythm. Click here to hear an excerpt of the piece and some further info from the composer herself!

Cost: $300 USD

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Cristian Grases (SATB Commission)

"Traditional and popular music from Latin America and the Caribbean is universally recognized for its rhythmic complexity, its joyful cadence, and its dance-like quality. This new work (set in Spanish) will celebrate these musical features and have the feel of a festive celebration - potentially being a good closer for your concert. I am excited to create a new work that will allow you to showcase these traditions within your program."  

Cost: $500-$1,025 USD (tiered pricing)

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A Tiered Pricing Structure to Make Commissions More Accessible

We're bringing tiered pricing to the SATB Commission Consortium this year! Our tiered pricing structure is based on your chorus' budget size and is designed to lower barriers to access for less-resourced and emerging choruses. The suggested pricing for this year's SATB commission is as follows: 

  • $1,025 for choruses with budgets of $1M or higher
  • $850 for choruses with budgets from $500k - < $1M
  • $675 for choruses with budgets from $87,500 - < $500k
  • $500 for choruses with budgets less than $87,500

We do not want cost to be a barrier to participation for interested choruses! Please contact us at [email protected] to discuss a variety of options if the suggested prices prohibit your organization's ability to participate in bringing these new pieces to life.


Register Today!

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the commission consortiums! The registration window has been extended to October 15, 2022.

Each composer offers a 3-5 minute piece that will be delivered in PDF format by August 31, 2023. Participating ensembles will share the commissions and dedications equally and have exclusive rights to premiere the piece through February 29, 2024.


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Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or call 202-331-7577.


Previous Commissions:
2021 Augusta Read Thomas (treble): FREEDOM: To Be Free and Sky Bound 
2020 Sarah Quartel (treble): After the rain
2020 Deke Sharon (SATB): America in Song
2020 Karen P. Thomas (SATB): Alchemy


Ola Gjeilo (SATB): Roots
2019 J. Reese Norris (children & youth): This is Who I Am
2018  Hussein Janmohamed (SATB): The Wedding
2018  Joan Szymko (children & youth): WORDS
2017 Craig Hella Johnson (SATB): Song From The Road
2017 Tom Shelton (children & youth): Old Tunes
2016 Dominick DiOrio (SATB): Change My Sorrow Into Song
2016 Andrea Ramsey (children & youth): But a Flint Holds Fire
2015 Bob Chilcott (SATB): The Real of Heart
2015 Mack Wilberg (children & youth): Come, Little Leaves
2014 Rene Clausen (SATB): Now Talking God
2014 Caldwell & Ivory (children & youth): Bengi Lele
2013 Rollo Dilworth (SATB): Shine the Heavenly Light
2013 Alice Parker (children & youth): Coo-Coo Bird
2012 Dale Warland (SATB): The Voices
2012 Jim Papoulis (children & youth): A World We Cannot See
2011 André Thomas (SATB): Someday Is Today
2011 Eleanor Daley (children & youth): A Celtic Blessing
2010 John Rutter (SATB):  Dedication and Amen
2010 Rollo Dilworth (children & youth): Every Time I Feel the Spirit
2009 Eric Whitacre (SATB): Little Man in a Hurry
2009 David Brunner (children/youth): Spiritual Musick
2008 Caldwell & Ivory (children & youth):  Witness
2007 Bob Chilcott (children & youth):  Like a Singing Bird

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