NIGHTMARE is a follow-up to 2019's Afraid of the DarkIt will be a grade 2.5 work for concert band and electronic accompaniment, approximately four minutes in duration. The piece is expected to be completed with scores, parts, and electronic accompaniment/rehearsal tracks delivered to consortium members by August of 2020.

The commission of this piece is led by Mr. Jacob Mrochek, Director of Bands in the Leechburg Area School District.

The consortium for this piece is open to any number of interested directors/concert bands.

This consortium is being organized for the purpose of expanding the catalog of electroacoustic works for concert band - specifically for younger ensembles (similar to the grade 1-1.5 Afraid of the Dark). 

It will be written for standard concert band instrumentation, requiring no more than 6 percussionists.



Consortium Members will receive:

  • A printed conductor's score

  • PDF Parts with the rights to make as many copies as necessary

  • Skype clinic with the composer

  • Director and Ensemble's name included in every published copy of the score

  • Distance learning materials for use in online rehearsal settings

  • Indefinite exclusivity to premiere the piece until there is a return to normalcy following the COVID-19 pandemic