The Oregon Band Directors Association is committed to advancing instrumental education, and contributing the field of wind band literature. We plan to continue with future commission projects, covering multiple ability levels, as well as offer the ability to join consortiums such that even more schools have the opportunity to participate in future endeavors.
CURRENT COMMISSION PROJECT
The OBDA HS Commission Project for 2022 will be composed by Chris Pilsner. The difficulty will be between a Grade 4 - 4.5. Duration will be 5 minutes. The Consortium Participation Fee is $300 per school/ organization. Payments are accepted via online or checks can be mailed. For checks, please contact the OBDA Treasurer. Commission will be delivered by November 2021. More information coming soon! Please complete the registration below if you are going to participate.
Composer and conductor Chris Pilsner is becoming an established name in the contemporary classical world. His music for orchestra, wind ensemble, and chamber ensembles has been acclaimed by audiences, performers, and conductors worldwide and receives hundreds of performances every year.
Chris’ music has been performed by groups as diverse as professional ensembles, universities, high schools, all-state/honor ensembles, and even in Carnegie Hall. He also works closely with several professional orchestras in Europe including the Scottish Session Orchestra, Vienna Synchron Orchestra, and the Budapest Scoring Orchestra. In June of 2019, he had the distinct pleasure of flying out to Vienna to conduct the Vienna Synchron Orchestra in a recording session of all his works for string orchestra, which was released on the EP Album “Elements” in the Summer of 2019.
Chris holds a Masters of Music in Composition at Central Michigan University where he studied with renowned composer David Gillingham. He also holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado.
Having taught in public education himself, Chris is an avid supporter of music education and strives to create new and original works for young individuals across the world. He now resides in Colorado where he works as a full-time composer.
Chris is a member of ASCAP and proudly self-published through his publishing company Nox Tenebrae Music. To find out more about Chris Pilsner and his music, visit his website: https://www.chrispilsner.com/.