Commissioning Rates

Schedule of Minimum Commissioning Fees
The fees indicated are the CLC’s suggested minimum rates, effective January 1, 2015
*Please note that rates were raised on January 1, 2013 from previous rates.

I Chamber Ensembles Fee per minute
One or two parts $425
Three or four $475
Five to Eight $535
Nine to Fifteen $615

II Orchestra Fee per minute
Chamber orchestra up to 15 parts $615
Orchestra over 15 parts $790

III Chorus Fee per minute
A cappella (or with piano or other solo instrument) up to seven parts $475
A cappella (or with piano or other solo instrument) eight parts or more $535
With instrumental ensemble (up to eight performers) $560
With chamber orchestra (over nine to fifteen performers) $700
With full orchestra (over 15 parts) $850

IV Electroacoustic Music per minute
Plus studio rental unless provided $560
For the addition of an electronic part or tape to an ensemble add $145 to the appropriate rate

V Stage works
Opera, ballet, multi-media, functional music: to be negotiated

VI Suggested music copying rate
$14 per page

Commission fees do not include expenses for copying and reproduction, which should be assumed by the commissioner. The composer is responsible for providing a legible score which can be reproduced.

The fee for any composition over 20 minutes in duration, in all categories, is to be negotiated.

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