Music Preparation Rates

Hourly rate: $50/hr
Score preparation
1-4 staves: $12/page
5-8 staves: $23/page
9-12 staves: $32/page
Each additional line: $2/page
Keyboard, Master Rhythm: $35/page
Addition of orchestral cues: Hourly rate
Cleanup of existing Sibelius or Finale score
Hourly rate
Parts prep from existing score
$7/page or hourly rate
Orchestration from sequencer file
Hourly rate applies to cleanup, quantization, and export of MIDI
Transcriptions & Arrangements
Hourly rate

Prices are for electronic delivery. I’m usually happy to negotiate a fixed rate price if that is more convenient.


I can also handle the printing and binding of physical sheet music for you. The paper I typically use is what you find in sheet music publications: White, sturdy 28-32 pound (120-136 gram), slightly textured, and matte finish. I use a heavy card stock for covers, and I typically give larger scores plastic covers for protection. Custom sizes, colors, and paper types are always possible.

Printing Rates

Page Size
Single Sided
Double Sided
8.5 x 11 or A4 25¢ 35¢
8.5 x 14 30¢ 40¢
9 x 12 35¢ 50¢
11 x 17 50¢ 75¢

Bindings are typically about $6 each. I do all binds at document stores and simply pass the receipt along with no surcharge.