Past Commissioned Composers


2018 Juri Seo

Juri Seo seeks to write music that encompasses extreme contrast through compositions that are unified and fluid, yet complex. She merges many of the fascinating aspects of music from the past century—in particular its expanded timbral palette and unorthodox approach to structure—with a deep love of functional tonality, counterpoint, and classical form. Her composition honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Koussevitzky Commission from the Library of Congress, a Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Otto Eckstein Fellowship from Tanglewood. In 2014, she joined the composition faculty at Princeton University as Assistant Professor. 

*Photo credit Andrew Wilkinson


Sonatine (Piano solo - I. Intermediate, II. Beginning, III. Advanced) $18
Arco (violin and piano duo) $10



2017 Jonathan Chapman Cook

(b.1984) is a composer, pianist, organist, and teacher based in Lexington, Virginia.

Jonathan received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Composition from Western Michigan University in 2009, where he studied with C. Curtis-Smith and Richard Adams. He received his Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan in 2011. In addition to maintaining a rigorous composing and performance schedule, Jonathan teaches a studio of 30 piano students, and serves as the organist and music director of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Hot Springs, Virginia.


Time Travel Minuet (beginning piano) $5
Muzio is Lost in a Maze (intermediate piano) $6
Etude No.2 "The River" (Advanced piano) $7
Moonstone (Alto sax / piano duo) $10


2016 Ezra Donner

Ezra Donner is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. He holds a Doctor of Music from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music with High Honors from the University of Michigan.


A Breezy Day (beginning piano) $3
Will-O'-the-Wisp Blues (Intermediate piano) $4
Underwater City (Advanced piano) $5
Vocalise (Cello/piano duo) $6

2015 Ryan Brechmacher