Commissioning and Recording

Since 1969 VocalEssence has been championing new music and unearthed forgotten gems to continue to refresh the choral experience. Since our inception, we have commissioned more than 300 new songs and performed more than 500 premieres!

Check out our music through a variety of ways below.

  • Commissions: Browse our list of commissions over the past 50 years.
  • Recordings: Listen and purchase one of the many commercial recordings for sale that feature everything from holiday highlights to African American Spirituals.
  • Repertoire Database: Search our database of all of the music that we have performed over the past 50 years.
  • VocalEssence Music Press: a dynamic new music publishing company that offers a select group of emerging composers the opportunity to make their music available to choirs everywhere.

Interested in commissioning music?

Contact our Executive Director Mary Ann Aufderheide (612-547-1454 or maryann@vocalessence.0rg) to learn more.