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 fell 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.