The Trumpet Sonata Consortium Has Closed!

You just missed us! Email msgrantmusic+consortium@gmail.com if you have a question or request regarding this piece of this consortium!

Standard Buy-In

Price

$100*

For professional musicians and all other supporters of the consortium.

*Professors or private lessons teachers looking to use the studio discount for their students should purchase this first.

Current Student Discount

$75*

For all musicians currently enrolled in a college, university, or high school.

*Students pursuing a Masters, DMA, Performance Diploma, or serving as Teaching Assistants are eligible.

Trumpet Studio Discount

$60*

For College or Private Lessons Studios of 5 or more purchasing together.

*Denotes price per student. Offer only valid with 1 or more purchases from a teacher at the standard buy-in price.

Consortium Has Closed!

What you receive with your purchase as a consortium member:

  • A limited-edition consortium copy of the complete 3-movement Sonata No. 1 - "Sonata for Heroes" - for Trumpet and Piano (approximately 15 minutes in length) licensed specifically to you and delivered to your designated mailing address on or before November 1st.

  • Ownership exclusivity: "Sonata for Heroes" remains off the shelves to the general public until March 1st!

  • Your name listed in the program notes on the cover of the piece as a consortium participant for all sold copies of this piece (or you can choose to be left anonymous).

  • An exclusive 15% discount offer for the next consortium: a consortium for brass quintet to be launched in early 2023.

Consortium Timeline and Important Dates:

October 1st: Final Deadline to join the Consortium (11:59pm EST)

(Week of) October 2nd: Sonata No. 1 for Trumpet and Piano "Sonata for Heroes" is completed

October 15th: All copies are shipped to each consortium member (delivery time will vary)

November 11th: WORLD PREMIERE performance of Sonata No. 1 for Trumpet and Piano "Sonata for Heroes" by Dr. Jason Bergman, Associate Professor of Music (Trumpet) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

March 1st: Consortium exclusivity period ends. Sonata No. 1 for Trumpet and Piano "Sonata for Heroes" goes for sale to the general public.

*Additional performances and events to be added in the future!

Email msgrantmusic+consortium@gmail.com for questions or support!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a consortium? In a consortium, multiple people have the opportunity to contribute to a new piece of music for exclusive benefits at a price considerably lower than a traditional commission. One individual or group typically makes a higher payment to serve as the leader of the consortium, and that individual or group typically holds the privilege of giving the world premiere. This consortium's leader is Dr. Jason Bergman.

Do I have to be a trumpet player to join? Of course not! Anyone who wishes to support this project can join and will receive the same benefits, whether they play an instrument or not. If you wish to perform the piece on a different instrument, just be aware that you will be receiving trumpet parts and will need to transpose for your instrument.

Will this piece be for sale to the public once it's complete? Yes, but not immediately. After the consortium ends on October 1st, 2022, the piece will re-enter the market for sale to the general public on March 1st, 2023. This gives a short exclusivity period for consortium members to plan their own performances if they wish to be among the first to perform the piece. 

I don't own a C Trumpet. Can I perform this entire piece on my Bb Trumpet? Of course! Just be aware that the piece will be written specifically to showcase the attributes and qualities of the C Trumpet. Not all lines will be as idiomatic when performed on Bb Trumpet as C Trumpet. The same goes for the Flugelhorn in the second movement.

 

Do I have to perform the piece if I join the consortium? Nope! There will be no requirement for consortium participants to perform this piece during the exclusivity period, or at all.

This consortium seems low in price. What's the catch? Sure, let's be transparent: some things are more valuable than money. Cultivating a lasting relationship between my clients and my music will help ensure that you will want to continue to work with me in the future. Tomorrow, my music will come at a higher price but today, that's my priority. I will have a much easier time showing you that my upcoming brass quintet consortium will be a positive experience and a worthwhile investment, for example, if you already know through the trumpet sonata consortium experience that I will produce a stellar product and a memorable experience. I want you to be willing to return to share in my career journey long after this consortium closes.

What's the best way to reach you if I have more questions? All consortium questions can be sent to msgrantmusic+consortium@gmail.com. Either I or a member of my team will get back to you as soon as possible!