Music Composition Commissions

I write for all skill levels ranging from beginner to professional & for all ensemble types from solo to full orchestra or wind symphony.

Previous Commissions: Hutchinson Middle School Choir - Lubbock TX, Covenant Presbyterian Church - Lubbock TX, Lubbock Chorale - Lubbock TX, Monterrey HS Choirs - Lubbock TX, Texas Tech University String Quartet, Texas Tech University Orchestras, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Lubbock TX, South Plains College - Levelland TX, Levelland HS Choirs - Levelland TX, Youth Orchestras of Lubbock - Lubbock TX, National Flute Association, South Dakota State University, Mariana Gariazzo (flutist), Tammy Yonce Evans (Fulbright flutist)

For pricing* and commission inquiries please email me at

*youth program commissions are often paid as honorariums based on available funding

Academic Lecturer & Guest Speaker

Academic Lecturer

CV/Resumé | Dissertation

Teaching Fields: Computer Music I, Computer Music II, Undergraduate Applied Composition Studies, Graduate Level First Year Applied Lessons (Composition), Beginning Level First-Year Elementary Aural Skills I, Advanced Level Second-Year Intermediate Aural Skills II, General Survey in Western Music Theory for Chinese Nationals

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Guest Speaker


Speaking Topics: Music (all areas), Indigenous Peoples’ Current Affairs and Culture in the USA & Canada, LGBT+ related subjects, Medicinal Cannabis in Popular Culture, Conducting Good Research, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) & the Arts

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Engravings | Arrangements

If you are in need of engraving or arranging services, please contact me via email to discuss pricing and details. All engraving and arranging services are unique and will be priced based on hours required to complete the work.

Engraving Services - Finale software

Hand-written scores, previously digitized scores, recordings in need of transcription, published music needing digitization, and many other options that might meet your need.

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Arranging Services

There are few limits to arranging due to its versatility, however every arrangement is unique and needs to be discussed for feasibility and desired outcomes. Copyright permissions must be obtained for non-public domain works— offer this service for a one-time fee of $50 (plus any related registration fees with the US Copyright Office).

Previous Arrangements: Texas Tech University Orchestras, San Antonio Chamber Choir, Cinco Ranch HS Choirs - Katy TX, Lubbock HS Bands - Lubbock TX

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Music Program Consultations

Is your music program suffering and in need of help? At a stalemate and would like an outside perspective? Or thriving and in need of a new direction?

Laurie Williams Ph.D & Linthicum-Blackhorse DMA

In conjunction with Laurie Williams Ph.D, an esteemed youth music educator and performer, we can revitalize and bring new perspective to your program. Laurie has led many youth institutions to national conferences, commissioned composers for youth organizations, and taught music education for over 30 years.

We can offer your music program, whether it is non-profit, academic, youth, adult, or professional the expertise that we have gained from working with increasingly diverse organizations. Contact us today and discuss the future of your organization.

Suggested Discussion Topics

Programs in need of desperate help

  • Restructuring a Failing Music Program

  • Youth Program Recruitment & Engagement

  • Finding Money when there is None

  • Recruiting Undergraduates with REAL Promises

Programs in stalemate | Looking for a new direction

  • Getting parents involved in Youth Orgs

  • Competitions & The Art of Sportsmanship

  • Expanding without Over-reaching: Success in Failure

  • Tackle What YOU Fear! Getting out of your comfort zone

  • Commissioning New Music | Living Art

Contact Laurie Williams Ph.D

Contact Linthicum-Blackhorse DMA

M.O.S.A.I.C. Initiative

Medicinal Opportunities of the Sioux American Indian Culture

I am available for community presentations about American Indian spirituality and current affairs. Events are tailored to your specific event.

As a Lakhóta Pipe-carrier, I have spent years participating in ceremony and spiritual education with a desire to provide factual and honest information to the public. In 2021, the Medicinal Opportunities of the Sioux American Indian Culture initiative, or M.O.S.A.I.C., was launched as a platform that consolidates the research and knowledge of traditional spirituality. I learnt from prominent chiefs and medicine men, waphíya wičáša, like Albert White Hat Sr., Sičháŋǧu Lakhóta, among other spiritual leaders.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the M.O.S.A.I.C. Iniative