Dancing Light – Trombone Ensemble Consortium

A consortium for TWO new trombone ensemble pieces!

I’m very excited to share a project I’ve been cooking up with the Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet and Vicente Hernandez for new works for trombone quartet and 12-part trombone choir. Both pieces will be taking inspiration from the stories and music from high fantasy media like Lord of the Rings, Skyrim, Game of Thrones, The Witcher, etc. The title for the quartet piece will be Dancing Light, based on the spell from D&D, while we haven’t quite figured out something grand and epic enough for the choir piece (consortium members will get to vote on or suggest their own options!).

This is going to be such a fun project to work on. I’ve written a lot for the trombone at this point, but somehow my ensemble pieces are always for 5-8 players. It’ll be nice to simultaneously write for such contrasting sizes of trombone ensemble, and I’m always grateful to work with such high caliber musicians like Drew Leslie and Vicente, who I had the pleasure of collaborating with last year on my contrabass trombone solo Imposter.

Entry Form

Deadline to Join: February 17, 2023

Consortium Fee:

  • $75 for the trombone quartet piece
  • $125 for the trombone choir piece
  • $150 for both pieces

Anticipated Completion: 

  • Trombone choir – May 1, 2023
  • Trombone quartet – May 31, 2023


  • Trombone quartet – 3-5 minutes
  • Trombone choir – 6-10 minutes


  • Trombone quartet – Grade 4-5 (High school accessible, but primarily geared at collegiate/professional quartets)
  • Trombone choir – Grade 6 (Collegiate or professional ensemble)

Benefits to Consortium Members:

  • Names of consortium members included on the title page of the score
  • Exclusive performance and recording rights
    • Trombone quartet – From July 16, 2023-May 31, 2024 (After the Blue Ridge Quartet’s premiere at ITF 2023)
    • Trombone choir – From July 10, 2023 – May 31, 2024 (After Vicente Hernandez’s overdub virtual premiere)
  • Input on musical material and titles of pieces
  • Composer will travel to performances, if able

Feel free to email me at cehass11@gmail.com if you have any questions about the project!

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