Elementary Choral Music: Commissioning Works for Children's Choirs - One Conductor's Story
Thomasson highlights her experiences commissioning works for children's choirs and offers guidelines to conductors considering commissioning a new work. She suggests that new commissions are a way to contribute to the future of society's culture, and conductors have the opportunity and the responsibility to keep the art form of commissioning alive and thriving. Guidelines to consider include selection of composers, timeline, text, voicing, and contract arrangement, among others.
Thomasson, Donna. "Elementary Choral Music: Commissioning Works for Children's Choirs - One Conductor's Story." Choral Journal 47.4 (2006): 75-7. Print.