MPP 054: Commissioning with Megan Ihnen and Alex Shapiro

Mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen and composer Alex Shapiro return to MPP to talk about the ins and outs of commissioning new music from the perspective of the composer and the commissioner.

In the course of the conversation, we discussed:

  • Making both sides happy
  • Contracts
  • Making smaller, regular payments
  • Consortia
  • Arrangements/Adaptations
  • 802 Low Budget Agreements
  • Acting as a collaborative partner
  • Taxes

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Alex Shapiro
Megan Ihnen
Alex Shapiro on NewMusicBox: “Let’s Make a List”
New Music USA commissioning resources