Collaborate: Copy/Transcribe/Edit Existing Music
“Having entrusted Chris with multiple large copyist projects as well as several arrangement gigs, I've come to truly appreciate his sharp eye for detail and determination for clerical perfection and professionalism. He has always been able to not only finish his tasks on or before deadlines, but typically goes above and beyond to ensure that not a single rest is out of place. He is the only person I trust my scores with for this type of work.”
Composer and Founding Executive Director, OvreArts
Chris is available to create professional quality sheet music of existing work from any sort of manuscript, computer-generated or hand-written. As is the case with commissions and arrangements, please complete the Questionnaire. The fee for completing the project will be $40/hour. Usually within a week, you will receive an email that will either (a) accept and confirm the proposal, (b) ask questions about, or suggest changes to, the proposal, or (c) decline the proposal. Once the terms have been accepted, you will receive a contract will be sent that must be signed and before arranging begins, and you will receive a signed copy of contract as well. Please be aware that, from time to time, Chris is forced decline proposals, usually due to timing and scheduling constraints.
The sheet music will be an exact copy of the original manuscript with only minor revisions where necessary. Additional editorial assistance will be done upon request. There may be instances where Chris will recommend that some editing work is done, but this is always pending your approval. Please note that, when editing music, Chris's name will not appear on the score or parts, but if more than editing is requested, the work is considered an arrangement, and Chris's name will appear on the score and any parts.
As with arrangements, due to the need to adhere to U.S. copyright laws, any and all pieces that are submitted for transcription consideration must be either written by yourself or in the public domain. If, during the course of arranging, it is discovered that the source material is not in the public domain, the transcription will cease, the work will be destroyed, and you will be billed for the time spent on the transcription thus far.