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LET'S CREATE SOME MUSIC!

I accept commissions for Concert Band, Marching Band, String Orchestra, Full Orchestra, Choir, Chamber Ensembles, and Film Projects, or pretty much anything.

Please use the form below to contact me, and consider the following steps.  I have completed over 100 Commissions in my career, and am very happy and excited to help you with your project.

KNOW WHAT TYPE OF COMMISSION YOU WANT.  Is it for a specific event/situation? Is there a particular style you want? Are there any instrumentation parameters that may be important? Are you open to any creative ideas that I have (these are usually the BEST commissions)? All of this information will be important when communicating with me initially.

HAVE A PLAN FOR FUNDING YOUR COMMISSION.  How will the commission be funded? School funds? Band Boosters? Donors/Patrons? Partnering with other organizations for a consortium? This can usually be the most stressful aspect of the process, so have a solid plan in place.

KNOW THE TIMELINE. For the project, time will be essential.  You need to think about when you want to receive the commission as well as the intended premiere date/due date to allow yourself enough time to prepare.

CONTACT ME.  Once you have an idea of the above three steps, contact me and we will discuss: A) Can I fit it into my schedule, B) do I feel I am a good fit for the project, and C) what my ideas for the commission may be.

RELAX AND LET ME WORK. Once we have negotiated and signed a contract, I will set aside time on my calendar to work on your project.  I have never been late on a commission in my life, so relax and let me create something amazing for you and your project.

"My interests in music are very diverse. I see no distinction between "academic" music and "pop" music. To me, they are all beautiful expressions of the human condition."

Drill/Visual Design Services

20+ Years of Marching Band Design Experience, at All Levels and All Sizes. Let's make this year a great one for you and your band!

Check out the Samples Below and Message me for a video chat meeting about how we can create a design for your band!

Visual Services Offered (I am happy working as part of a team or solo...you let me know what role you would like me to fill, and we can make that happen!)

  • Drill Design for any ensemble (Marching Band, Winterguard, Indoor Winds, Indoor Percussion) of any size (I have written for groups as small as 8 and as large as 300)
  • Drill Charts in Director and Performer View, as well as Coordinate Sheets.  We can also upload your files to Ultimate Drill Book.
  • Animation Files
  • Visual Choreography for Winds and/or Colorguard
  • Flag/Uniform/Prop Design and Coordination (Program Design).

 

Please contact me to discuss pricing and availability at randallstandridgemusic@gmail.com.

"My interests in music are very diverse. I see no distinction between "academic" music and "pop" music. To me, they are all beautiful expressions of the human condition."

The UnBroken Project

The unBroken Project

A special performance opportunity to help raise awareness of mental health issues

Let’s change the conversation forever.

unBroken (performed by the Piedmont Wind Symphony and their conductor, Dr. Mark Norman) 

2021 03 16 21.43.08


NEW Consortium for 2024!  

STAY (Grade 2) and SCREAM (Grade 1.5)

Sign up HERE (Google Form)

•STAY:  Grade 2 (working description)

-This will be a grade 2 lyrical work that will serve as a message of hope for those who struggle with mental health issues. The work will include both major and minor sections, creating a shifting palette of light and shadow.  Material will be pulled from the climax of unBroken, as well as new material.  The piece will combine elements of symphonic tradition and pop sensibilities.

•SCREAM:  Grade 1.5 (working description)

-This will be a grade 1.5 aggressive work for young band that serves as a tool to channel negative emotion and energy into cathartic action.  The work will be primarily in minor mode and very rhythmic but will also incorporate brief elements of the 12-tone row used in "(not) Alone" as well as unBroken.  The work will also use aleatoric effects, vocal effects, body percussion, extreme dissonance, bombastic percussion, and an instrument called an "Aztec Death Whistle."  Can all this be done at a 1.5?  Yes, it can.  Trust me.

The works will be written for the following instrumentation:

•WW Consort:  Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet 1-2, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone •Saxophone.

•Brass Consort:  Trumpet 1-2, Horn, Trombone 1-2 (*scream will use 1 trombone part), Euphonium, Tuba

•Percussion Consort:  7 Percussion parts, +1 Piano part (optional, cued in mallets).

•Any non-traditional instruments/effects will be optional or cued in other instruments

Timeline

•Digital copies of the music will be delivered to paid consortium members beginning March 11, 2024.  Copies will be sent to other groups as payment or purchase orders are received.

•The premiere rights to the work through June 1, 2024.  The work will be made available to the general public June 1, 2024.

With your support and purchase, you will receive the following:

-A Digital Copy (score and parts in PDF format) of the works you choose to sponsor ("Stay" and/or "Scream")

-Your name(s) and school will appear in the official program notes as sponsors and members of the consortium for the Digital Versions AND the print versions when they are produced.

-A video introduction for the works recorded by Randall Standridge (this will be for the piece in general and will not be specific to each school)

-Access to a video journal/vblog detailing the creation of the works and their inspirations.

PRICING:

-You may sponsor either piece for $100, or you may sponsor both for $175.  

Sign up HERE (Google Form)

Pieces in the “unBroken Project”:

• • • • •
unBroken (Grade 5)

Choose Joy (Grade 3)

(not) Alone (Grade 2.5-3)

Blue Sky Horizon (Grade 2)

Fragile (Grade 1.5-2)

Me (reAffirmation) (Grade 1.5-2)

• • • • •

We are offering unBroken as a free rental to:

•Collegiate Ensembles
•Military Ensembles
•Community/Professional Ensembles
 
You will receive PDFs of the work licensed to your organization.  We will require:
•Name/Location of the organization
•Name of the conductor
•List of Locations and Dates of intended performances

Request a free rental of unBroken (click here)


"I live with depression. I am not afraid to say this. However, too many suffer in silence, shame, and fear. We must tear down these walls and normalize discussions about mental health issues. We owe it to each other." - Randall Standridge, composer "unBroken"

Our Team

We are a small publishing company with big dreams! Thank you for visiting our website!

Randall Standridge: Composer, Writer, Artist, Fitness Guru, and Video Game enthusiast!

Steven Cazort: Typesetter, Editor, Sales Rep, and Gardening and Grilling extraordinaire!

Tony and Molly: Companions, Stress Relievers, Nap Takers, and Quality Assurance for all compositions.

Our Distributers

Our music is available from these music distributors. If you are interested in distributing our music, please contact us!

Custom Marching Show

20+ Years of Marching Band Design Experience, at All Levels and All Sizes. Let's make this year a great one for you and your band!

Message me for a video chat meeting about how we can create a design for your band!

Custom Marching Services Offered:

COMPOSITIONS/ARRANGEMENTS

  • Full Music Books (Winds/Front Ensemble/Battery/Electronics/SFX) for Marching Band, Indoor Winds, and Indoor Percussion
  • Partial Music Books (Just winds, just percussion, just electronics)
  • Original compositions, Arrangements, or mixes!
  • Competitive Productions OR Friday Night Fun Shows.  I've done it all!
  • I already have a huge library of shows (I will be adding a list below as time allows).  Contact me for ideas and samples!

 

VISUAL DESIGN/DRILL DESIGN

  • Drill Design for any ensemble (Marching Band, Winterguard, Indoor Winds, Indoor Percussion) of any size (I have written for groups as small as 8 and as large as 300)
  • Drill Charts in Director and Performer View, as well as Coordinate Sheets.  We can also upload your files to Ultimate Drill Book.
  • Animation Files
  • Flag/Uniform/Prop Design and Coordination (Program Design).

 

CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Visual Choreography for Winds and/or Colorguard

 

PROGRAM COORDINATION

  • Working with a team or by myself to make sure all elements of your program are cohesive, educational, entertaining, and effective

 

Please contact me to discuss pricing and availability at randallstandridgemusic@gmail.com

"My interests in music are very diverse. I see no distinction between "academic" music and "pop" music. To me, they are all beautiful expressions of the human condition."

Symphony Consortium

Symphony Consortium

"Symphony no.1: A Ghost Story" for wind ensemble and electronic elements

We are very excited to invite you to join an exciting commissioning consortium project which will add a new Symphony for Band to the wind band repertoire!  This new Symphony by composer Randall Standridge will be a 3 or 4 movement large scale symphony of 18 – 25 minutes in length written at a grade 5-5+ grade level, a work that would be appropriate for University, Community, and accomplished High School ensembles.

The completion date will be December 2022, and the symphony will be delivered to consortium members at that time.  The Edina Concert Band will present the world premiere in March 2023, and consortium members will be able to list their performances as a “Consortium Premiere” in Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2023. All consortium members will have exclusive rights to this work through March 15, 2024.

Consortium Details:     Symphony no.1, A Ghost Story

Randall’s description of the intended work:  A ghost story is always about more than just the “ghost” aspect.  A really great ghost story is a meditation on mortality, grief, love, loss, guilt, forgiveness, and transcendence.  My goal with the work will be to evoke all of these emotions by tapping into both symphonic and cinematic traditions.

•Grade level: 5 – 5+

•Duration: 18 – 25 minutes

•Description: 3 – 4 movement, grade 5 – 5+, 18 – 25 minutes, standard wind band instrumentation, Piano/Synth, 7 percussion, and electro-acoustic elements . Any non-traditional instruments utilized will be cued for standard instruments to provide the maximum compatibility with any ensemble.


Join at Consortium Member Level ($250)

CONSORTIUM MEMBER LEVEL

Cost: *$250 upon delivery OR $125 upon joining the consortium and the remaining $125 upon delivery.

 

Benefits:

• printed, bound and signed score sent by physical mail

• score/parts in electronic PDF format

• following the premiere by the Edina High School Concert Band, March, 2023, consortium members will have exclusive performance rights to the work through March 15, 2024.

• virtual composer visit with your institution (based upon mutually agreeable dates/times)

• Option to have Mr. Standridge visit your institution (based on mutually agreeable dates/times/availability).

• names of consortium institutions and conductors to be listed in score/program notes.

• Access to a “video diary” that will detail the process of composing the symphony.

 

Score and parts delivery after December 15, 2022 and receipt of consortium payment.

Join at Patron Member Level ($75)

CONSORTIUM PATRON LEVEL

Cost: *$75.00

 

Benefits:

•An autographed/bound copy of the score sent by physical mail

•Listed as a “patron” in the score and score program notes.

•Access to a “video diary” that will detail the process of composing the symphony

 

Score delivery after December 15, 2022 and receipt of consortium payment.

Current Consortium Members

Edina High School (MN) – Paul Kile, Director (Commissioning Party, Consortium Lead)

Allen High School (TX) – Philip Obado

Angelo State University (TX) – Dr. Jonathan D. Alvis

Arkansas State University (AR) – Dr. Tim Oliver

Atlanta Freedom Bands (GA) – Dr. Kathleen N. Fallin

Belmont High School Band Program, Belmont, MA - Allison T. Lacasse, Director

Bentonville High School - Timothy Hendrix

Blacksburg High School Band (VA) – Darrell Pearman, Conductor

Century High School - Chris Dasovick and Erik Stordalen

Clinton High School Band - Matthew Bimstein, Dir

Croatan High School (NC) – Mike Self

CSUSB Calif.State U. San Bernadino - Lisa DeMarco Ryden

Cuthbertson High School (NC) – Todd Ebert

Davie County High School (NC) – Matthew Brusseau

Davis High School (UT) – Michael Crookston

Dordt University (IA) – Dr. Onsby Rose

East Central University (OK) – Dr. Nicholaus Meyers

Eastern Arizona College Wind Ensemble (AZ) – Geoff DeSpain

Eastern Winds Symphony (NJ) – Todd Nichols

Farmington High School (MN) – Erin Holmes and Bradley Mariska

Fremont High School Wind Ensemble (UT) – Jacob Bradshaw

Gardner Edgerton High School (OK) – Will Biggs and Hannah Stevens

Geneseo High School Honors Band - John Versluis,

George W. Hewlett High School Wind Ensemble - Anthony Santanastaso

Grosse Pointe North High School Wind Symphony (MI) – Thomas Torrento

Hopkins Westwind Concert Band (MN) – Michael Anderson

Hudson High School (WI) – Ryan McCarthy and Nick Syman

Kentucky Wesleyan College (KY) – Dr. Patrick Stuckemeyer

Lake Hamilton High School (AR) – Jon Shultz

Lexington High School Wind Ensemble - Jared L. Cassedy

Mansfield High School Wind Ensemble (TX) – Will Ludlow

Mid America Freedom Band (MO) – Lee Hartman

Millersville University (PA) – Dr. Joe Cernuto

Minneapolis Southwest High School (MN) – Reid Wixson

Minnesota Junior Winds (MN) – Charles Weise and Geneva Fitzsimonds

Plainville Wind Ensemble (CT) - Ken Bagley, Conductor

Missouri Southern State University (MO) – Dr. Brandon Robinson

Montgomery County Concert Band (PA) – Charles Neidhardt

Navarro College (TX) – Joshua Buckrucker

North Hills High School (PA) – Len Lavelle and Lucas Beaver

The Ohio State University Symphonic Band (OH) – Scott A. Jones

Orono High School (MN) – Timothy Arnold and Jennifer Runck

Owatonna High School Concert Band - Peter J. Guenther, conductor

Minnesota Symphonic Winds - Dr. Timothy Mahr, Conductor

Presidio High School (TX) – Ron Snapp

Princeton High School Symphonic Winds (MN) – Jim Baxter

Prior Lake High School - Keith Koehlmoos & Justin Schramm, Directors

Slippery Rock University Symphonic Wind Ensemble - Dr. Jonathan Helmick - Director

Tarleton State University (TX) – Dr. David Robinson

University of Central Missouri (MO) – Dr. Anthony Pursell

University of Charleston (WV) - John Christian, Director of Bands

University of Dubuque (IA) – Dr. Nolan Hauta

University of St. Thomas (MN) – Dr. Matthew George

Upper St. Clair High School, Pittsburgh, PA - John M. Seybert,

Viewmont High School (UT) – Dan Chaston

Waconia High School (MN) – Nick Hansberry and Alli Wilmes

Wayzata High School (MN) – Dr. Donald Krubsack

Wichita State University - Dr. Timothy Shade,

Winona State University (MN) – Dr. Melanie Brooks

The Woodlands Concert Band (TX) – Dr. Paul Worosello

"A ghost story is always about more than just the “ghost” aspect. A really great ghost story is a meditation on mortality, grief, love, loss, guilt, forgiveness, and transcendence. My goal with the work will be to evoke all of these emotions by tapping into both symphonic and cinematic traditions".

Our Team

We are a small publishing company with big dreams! Thank you for visiting our website!

Randall Standridge: Composer, Writer, Artist, Fitness Guru, and Video Game enthusiast!

Steven Cazort: Typesetter, Editor, Sales Rep, and Gardening and Grilling extraordinaire!

Tony and Molly: Companions, Stress Relievers, Nap Takers, and Quality Assurance for all compositions.

Our Distributers

Our music is available from these music distributors. If you are interested in distributing our music, please contact us!

Clinics / Residency

STANDARD CLINIC

Mr. Standridge will visit your campus and interact with you and your students. Here are the types of clinics that Mr. Standridge can provide:

  • Ensemble Clinic (Concert, Marching, Compositions, etc)
  • Marching Clinic (Technique, overall critique, workflow)
  • Student Leadership
  • Colorguard technique
  • Concert/Conducting clincis/performances

The costs involved will include clinic fee (by quote), travel, and lodging.  Contact me to check availability and let's talk about how I can help your program!

VIRTUAL CLINIC

Mr. Standridge will connect with you and your students via Zoom, Skype, or some other online forum.

The cost involved will vary based on the amount of time and scope of project requested.

COMPOSER RESIDENCY CLINIC

  • Randall Standridge (me) will come to your campus(es) for a week residency, teach classes, and brainstorm/create a new composition (3 to 6 minutes in length, Grade 2-5) during the week with and for you and your students.  There will be daily reading sessions on portions of the composition on Day 2-4, with the final composition and premiere on Day 5.  Mr. Standridge must be allowed a minimum of 2 periods per day to brainstorm and work.
  • Mr. Standridge will do a Skype session with the organization(s) during the week prior to the residency to give a brief lecture about composition to help prep students for the brainstorming session on Day 1.  For Grade 4 and 5 music, an additional Skype session will be done during the prior week to help begin the brainstorming process as these pieces will require more planning.
  • While the composition will result from a collaboration with students and directors, all final artistic decisions will be made by Mr. Standridge.  All copyright and mechanical rights will belong to Mr. Standridge.  The participating organizations will have non-transferable performance rights for the composition in perpetuity.
  • One on One composition lessons with students and/or staff during the week, as schedules allow.
  • One on one discussions with directors about music education/composition/marching band design/etc... as time allows.
  • Some sessions may be filmed and a short documentary will be created either in the form of a film or in the form of online video blogs.
  • The resulting commission will be published with the participating organizations names on the score and parts, and all directors, admin, and students names in the program notes.

The cost of the project will include clinic fees (by quote), the cost of the commission, travel, and lodging.  This project may be done as a cooperative consortium between organizations to mitigate costs, if the organization(s) desire.

VIRTUAL COMPOSER RESIDENCY CLINIC

  • Randall Standridge (me) will interact with you and your students via online video conferencing and brainstorm/create a new composition (3 to 6 minutes in length, Grade 2-5) during the week with and for you and your students.  There will be daily reading sessions on portions of the composition on Day 2-4, with the final composition and premiere on Day 5. 
  • Mr. Standridge will do a Skype session with the organization(s) during the week prior to the residency to give a brief lecture about composition to help prep students for the brainstorming session on Day 1.  For Grade 4 and 5 music, an additional Skype session will be done during the prior week to help begin the brainstorming process as these pieces will require more planning.
  • While the composition will result from a collaboration with students and directors, all final artistic decisions will be made by Mr. Standridge.  All copyright and mechanical rights will belong to Mr. Standridge.  The participating organizations will have non-transferable performance rights for the composition in perpetuity.
  • One on One composition lessons with students and/or staff during the week, as schedules allow.
  • One on one discussions with directors about music education/composition/marching band design/etc... as time allows.
  • Some sessions may be filmed and a short documentary will be created either in the form of a film or in the form of online video blogs.
  • The resulting commission will be published with the participating organizations names on the score and parts, and all directors, admin, and students names in the program notes.

The cost of the project will include clinic fees (by quote), the cost of the commission. This project may be done as a cooperative consortium between organizations to mitigate costs, if the organization(s) desire.

Contact us, and let's create a great experience for you and your students!

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