Typesetting and Arrangements

Music Arranging. I can take any sheet music you have and arrange it for any combination of instruments (including voice and choir) in any style, form or length you desire.

Music Typesetting. Do you write music but don’t know how or have the time to typeset it so that it looks like published music? I can help. I offer music typesetting services at the following rates. For samples of my typesetting, look at my music catalog.

Use the contact page to let me know how I can help you.

Pricing is based on the following for most projects. However, these prices are estimated prices. An estimate will be provided prior to my starting any project. Any corrections, should they be necessary, are free.

Pricing is based on a per hour charge, with some exceptions:

  • Hourly rate – $25
  • Add $1.75 per page for lyrics
  • Add $1.00 per page for complex articulations, slurs, symbols and the like

As an idea of how much a project might cost, I can usually transcribe most piano solo pieces around 60 measures in about 30 minutes or less. Cost? $13. (This assumes simple articulations, no chord symbols and of course, no lyrics, since piano music doesn’t have lyrics).

What you will get. You will receive a PDF file that contains all the music you wanted me to typeset. I do not provide XML or Sibelius or Finale scores.

I will typeset your music to any page size you wish. You will receive a PDF file from me. You can then print to the specific paper you are accustomed to. Besides the extra time it would take to get a final paper product to you, I find customers prefer to be able to print their own material on their own printer and paper. This also allows me to offer lower rates.

Custom Arranging from your score. I will transcribe exactly what you send me at the rates listed above. If you need me to arrange your music into a form other than what you send me, the cost is $50 for a basic arrangement. Complex scores and choral music will have extra costs as mentioned above. For example, you send me a lead sheet and want me to make a vocal solo with piano accompaniment, it will be a minimum of $50.

Exceptions. Under some circumstances, scores that consist of very complex notation (eg. avant-garde or heavy graphical scores) will cost more. Editing projects already completed by someone else will cost more as will making examples for research papers or textbooks. The basic per-hour rate will occur and any extra costs for such products will be sent to you prior to my starting the project.