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Happy Composer Commission Project

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Happy Composer Commission is an educational project to commission new choral pieces from composers in development.

Through Happy Composer, new composers will have the experience of creating a commissioned piece for choir with the guidance of composer Carlos Cordero.

The Process

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Online Call For Scores, allowing more composers to apply from any part of the world! 

Carlos Cordero

CALL FOR SCORES
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I work with the selected composers for 2 months. In the process, I share drafts with the conductor before finishing the pieces.

Composer + Carlos Cordero

WRITE PIECES
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The conductor and I select the 3 composers most likely to write a piece suitable for the chapter’s choir.

Carlos Cordero + Conductor

SELECT COMPOSERS
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Upon delivery, the choir has 1 year to premiere the work in any combination (one per concert or the three in one concert!)

Choir

PREMIERES

How can you help?

Donate

Every time we get $150 we can create a new chapter! 

Donate money to our commissioning fund through paypal.

Sing

Be the choir of the chapter and perform the three pieces! 

 

Exclusive premiering rights for one year

Share

Share this information with everyone

 

Help me finding the next generation of choral composers around the world! 

Chapter Archive

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Composer - Piece

Composer - Piece

Composer - Piece

Conductor, Choir

CHAPTER 1
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Composer - Piece

Composer - Piece

Composer - Piece

Conductor, Choir

CHAPTER 2

WHY THIS PROJECT NOW?

Creative people are often challenged with self-doubt and lack of opportunities to show their work and learn from experience. Composers need to hear their music performed to learn.

 

As a new composer, I am lucky to have supportive mentors that continue to help me grow, but that’s not true for everybody. I want to be a colleague that encourages other composers to write more music, that listens and offers objective insights and constructive criticism, and to serve as a bridge between them and conductors/choirs.