Consortia Commissions 



 “Frank L. Battisti’s 85th Birthday Commission Consortium” Three composer, ten university ensembles; Serving as co-initiator and administrator.



Afterglow: Twilight Music for String Quartet and Wind Ensemble composed by Peter Child, commissioned by three university wind ensembles.



“Stanisław Skrowaczewski International Consortium”: Music for Winds composed by Skrowaczewski, commissioned by nine professional orchestras and university wind ensembles in the US, Germany, Austria and Japan. This project, which I launched in 2004, required constant communication with dozens of professional orchestras, conductors, and universities.  



“Frank L. Battisti’s 75th Birthday Commission Consortium”: Triptych composed by Peter Child, commissioned by seven university wind ensembles.



 “In Appreciation of Malcolm W. Rowell, Jr., Commission Consortium”: When I have Gone Away composed by Dana Wilson, commissioned by 24 ensembles (eighteen high schools, five universities, and one community wind ensemble).



“The Frank L. Battisti 70th Birthday Commission Consortium”: Four works commissioned by 20 university wind ensembles: (1) Vientos e Tangos by Michael Gandolfi; (2) Driven! by Kenneth Amis; (3) Serenade for 11 Instruments by Michael Weinstein; and (4) Gleams from the Bosom of Darkness by Lior Navok.



Works Premiered at Concerts by the MIT Wind Ensemble


March 2016

Jamshied Sharifi, To The Light, To The Flame


May 2015 

Miguel Zenon, Music as Service, for wind ensemble


March 2014

Peter Child, Afterglow: Twilight Music for String Quartet and Wind Ensemble


May 2013

Charles Shadle, Southern Notebook


March 2013

Don Byron, Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble


May 2012

Geoff Shield, Crash 


March 2012

Jamshied Sharifi, Awakening


March 2010

William Cutter, Spring Rituals for winds, percussion, and chorus


March 2011

Keeril Makan, Infinite Corridor


May 2009

David Borden, For John Harbison’s 70th Birthday


May 2008

Gabriel Senanes, Windborne


November 2007

Forrest Larson, Seabird Fantasy


May 2007

Kenny Werner, No Beginning, No Ending


March 2007

Kenneth Amis, Concerto for Tuba


May 2006 

Guillermo Klein, Solar Return Suite


December 2005

Ran Blake, Ghosts of Cimetière de Père Lachaise, Impresario of Death (transcribed by Kenneth Amis)


December 2005

Erika Foin, Children’s March


March 2005 

Evan Ziporyn, The Ornate Zither and Nomad Flute


April 2004

Mark Harvey, Beyond


April 2004

Duke Ellington & Juan Tizol, Caravan (arranged for solo trumpet and wind ensemble by Mark Harvey)


May 2003

Brian Robison, The Congress of the Insomniacs


December 2003

Kenneth Amis, arrangements of Contrapunctus 1, 5, 8, & 9 from Bach’s Art of the Fugue


May 2002

Peter Child, Concertino for Violin and Chamber Winds


March 2002

Evan Ziporyn, Drill for solo bass clarinet and wind ensemble


November 2001

Charles Shadle (composer) and Michael Ouellette (librettist), Coyote’s Dinner (comic opera in one act)


March 2001           

Michael Weinstein, Roman Odes (composed jointly for MITWE and the MIT Chamber Chorus)