open for commissioning choirs: Currently accepting choirs

order of interest: Once interest is declared by an ensemble, a proposal is sent to the choir and a contract is agreed upon. 

commissioning choir opportunities: One per state. Exclusive rights for State Premiere performance through the 2019-20 season, with an exclusive window through December 2020. 

The Unarmed Child will be made available in choirs everywhere beginning 2021. 

commissioning choir fee: $2,000 per Movements: 1, 3-9. Movement 2: $3,000

For performance: 2019-2020 Choral Season

title: “The Unarmed Child”

composer: Michael Bussewitz-Quarm

lyricist: Shantel Sellers

for: SATB divisi, soloists, orchestra

level: Level 5 of 6. Attainable for the High School, Collegiate, Adult Community Choir Ensemble.

performance options: Premieres in Each State from Commissioning Choirs

composer collaboration: Visiting composer availability, please schedule early. Skype rehearsal included. Travel expenses to be negotiated upon contract signing. 

The Unarmed Child will be written to bring attention to one of the most significant and challenging issues in our country today, gun violence. This crisis has devastated many families and many communities.

We need to heal.

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