“I contacted Kevin Memley in early summer 2011 to commission a "Gloria in excelsis deo" for the San Joaquin Chorale. He gave me a semi-completed copy about two weeks later. During that time he showed me the progressive stages and I was able to give him feedback as to my expectations. However, we have worked together for a number of years so his understanding of what I expected was keen and sensitive. We met together several more times more to solidify the finished product so by the time I needed to mail the music to the Chorale in the middle of July, it was exactly as each of us had envisioned it. Being able to witness his creativity during that process was impressive, to say the least. The speed and exactness of his compositional gift was evident from the first time he showed me the semi-completed project. It was also a privilege, since he is the accompanist for the San Joaquin Chorale, to have him present as we worked through the various facets of the composition.

     We premiered Kevin Memley's "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" at the San Joaquin Chorale Christmas Concert on December 4, 2011 and currently have a recording of that premiere on our website (sanjoaquinchorale.com) under ‘Videos’.”

Roy Klassen


San Joaquin Chorale

    “I felt like I was in a creative master class each time I met with Kevin Memley. His knowledge and listening examples helped me to describe what it was that I was looking for. I never felt rushed in our meetings. When I had a concern about a key change transition - he humbly reworked it until we were all satisfied. Who does that?! The score, orchestra parts, and practice MP3s that he put in my hands almost guarantee an unforgettable performance. The experience of commissioning a work by Kevin Memley has been one I'll enjoy recounting for the rest of my days.”

Licia K. Clark

Director of People’s School of Creative Arts

     “We commissioned Kevin to write a song for our 10th anniversary celebration and were delighted with the outcome. Kevin set the text that we provided beautifully and exactly to our specific requirements. We have received so much positive feedback about the song and about how it touched people at our concert. It was definitely the highlight of our celebration and the whole commissioning process was a great experience. Kevin is a gifted composer and a true professional!”

Valerie Quiring

Artistic Director,

Bach Children's Choir

Commissions include:

  1. Bullet    PDF printable score

  2. Bullet    mp3 rehearsal tracks

  3. Bullet    MIDI and/or Studio Chorale recording

  4. Bullet    Text and Style selection

For full commission details, email kmemley@gmail.com

Commission fees and offers are subject to change without notice.

CONTACT   kmemley@gmail.com