Doublers Collective Commissioning Project - Alan Baylock

Campaign expired on Aug 14, 2012

Welcome to the Doublers Collective Commissioning Project!

Our goal is to raise $1500 to commission a new piece for Doublers Collective to perform. The composer who will write the piece is one of our favorite writers, Alan Baylock, the Chief Arranger for the Airmen of Note.

Please join Doublers Collective for a special Fundraising Event
7 PM on August 7, 2012 at Winfield's Cafe
7025 E. Osborn, Scottsdale, AZ.
Minimum $10 donation requested

What is a commission?

A commission is a request for an original piece of music (composition or arrangement), written by a chosen composer especially for the financial sponsor, often the musician or ensemble who will perform it. When a piece is written for an ensemble like Doublers Collective, it is specifically written for their instrumentation, personalities, strengths, and interests.

Why Do We Need Your Help?

As you can imagine, there isn't any already-published music that a group like Doublers Collective can buy from a music publisher or music store. So, we rely on commissions (and our own writing) to build a repertoire. This is actually really exciting because it gives us the opportunity to collaborate with some amazing composers and arrangers, like Alan Baylock.

What You Can Do!

By supporting Doublers Collective at one of the contribution levels to your right, you can help make a new commission from Alan Baylock a reality. In exchange, we have some fabulous perks to offer you.

Doublers Collective Personnel
Monica Shriver - Founder and Director
Mike Crotty
Elliot Ventimiglia
Adam Roberts
Paul Brewer

Rhythm Section
Nick Manson - piano
Sean Brogan - bass
John Lewis - drums

You can find out more about Doublers Collective at our website:

Note: Any amount that we raise over our $1500 goal will be put towards a commission from a second composer, JC Sanford.

About Monica Shriver

Monica Shriver can be seen performing in a wide variety of musical situations. A professional musician, clinician, composer & arranger, and teaching artist Monica has played in big bands, jazz combos, pit orchestras, rock bands, chamber ensembles, and orchestras. Monica regularly performs on all the saxophones, flute, piccolo, clarinet and bass clarinet. She is also working on her bassoon and electric bass chops.

Monica enjoys a diverse and creative career performing all kinds of music, including flute and saxophone in the unifying world ensemble the Pangean Orchestra, bari saxophone with the funky Hot Birds & the Chili Sauce, and bari sax with the Sonoran Serenade Big Band and the Superstition Jazz Orchestra. Monica most recent project is The Doublers Collective, a unique and progressive jazz saxophone quintet made up of fellow professional doublers.

Monica enjoys being a teaching artist in Phoenix and online. In addition to doing masterclasses and clinics, she maintains an active and successful private studio with students earning Regionals, All-State and National Honor Band honors. From 2005 – 2011 she taught saxophone, clarinet, bassoon and jazz band at Arizona School for the Arts. Monica is an active member of AFM Local 586 – American Federation of Musician – Arizona, the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA), the Jazz Education Network (JEN) and NAfME, formerly MENC.

Monica earned the prestigious SURDNA Arts Teachers Fellowship Grant in 2010 to study jazz improvisation and a Professional Growth Grant from the Arizona Commission for the Arts in 2011.

Monica is the founder and artistic director of the Doublers Collective, a group of five established jazz saxophone professionals that fill a need for woodwind doubling performance and instruction while collaborating with composers to create a repertoire for this unique instrumentation. A powerful and creative group, made up of the highest caliber mutil-instrumentalists, Doublers Collective hopes to make an impact in the repertoire, appreciation, and education of woodwind doubling.

Team Member Profiles

  • Mike Franklin
    Aug 7, 2012
  • Anonymous
    Aug 3, 2012