Dordt University Wind Symphony Album Project

$4,540
25%
Raised toward our $18,000 Goal
39 Donors
54
days left
Project ends on January 15, at 07:11 AM CST
Project Owners

An Update

November 21, 2019

Dear Friends, 

 

With 54 days remaining we are 24% into our goal of $18,000 to support this wonderful project!  Thank you to all who have donated to the campaign! The musicians of the Dordt University Wind Symphony are hard at work preparing for two final performances for the fall semester. First, on Nov. 21 we will travel to the University of South Dakota for a shared concert with the bands of USD! Closing that concert will be a joint performance by the Dordt Wind Symphony and the USD Symphonic Band of an American favorite, “America the Beautiful” by Samuel Augustus Ward! What better way to fellowship with our friends to the west, than to join together to celebrate the beauty of this great nation with one of our iconic patriotic selections. You can get a sneak peak of this by viewing our final rehearsal on the work by the DUWS at this link: https://youtu.be/2t3Ylu5TSpY

 

One of the many questions that is regularly asked about our upcoming recording is, “How is the $18,000 going to be spent?”  I think donors have a right to know where their money is going. So, in this update I would like to share with you the budget for this recording.  Below you will see an itemized list of where all of the funds will be allocated.

 

4 Days of Recording Sessions in the B.J. Haan with world renowned and Grammy Nominated recording engineer and producer Mark J. Morrette and Mark Custom Recording: $3000.00

 

3 Days of Editing over 12 hours of recording takes by Mark Custom: $1350.00

 

2000 Hard Copy CDs: $7500.00

 

250 Album Download Cards: $750.00

 

Artwork for CD Insert (Provided by Dordt U.) - $100.00

 

Mechanical Licensing Fees for 9 works - $225.00

 

Enhanced Digital CD Booklet - $200.00

 

Copyright Fees - $2976.75

 

Lodging for Mark Custom during recording - $400

 

Round Trip Airfare for Mark Custom travel to Sioux Center - $700.00

 

Round Trip Airfare for Dr. Rose to New York for editing sessions - $700.00

 

Lodging in New York for editing sessions - $400.00

 

Total cost: $18,301.75

 

As you can see from the above, the cost of a professionally recorded, edited and mastered album is hefty. However, the return on investment is huge! Dordt University will be heard around the world on 250+ streaming platforms available in almost every country on earth! The great things God is doing through Christian Education will be brought to the forefront, and Dordt will be God’s avenue to tell the world the good news of our Savior, and what He is doing through our beloved University! Thank you for your donations! Please share this opportunity with those that you know that are supporters of Christian Education, music, art and Dordt University! We are so thankful for your support!

 

Dr. Onsby Rose

Associate Professor of Music

Director of Instrumental Studies

Dordt University Department of Music

Our way
of Thanking You

$25

DUWS Digital Download

Receive an advanced digital download of the DUWS CD one week prior to the public release.

6 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2020

$50

Exclusive Donor Backer CD

Receive a Hard Copy CD with your name included in the CD jacket as a supporter

11 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2020

$75

Signed Donor Backer CD

Receive a Hard Copy CD signed by DUWS director and composers represented on the CD as well as your name included in the DC jacket as a supporter

2 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2020

$100

Signed Front Page of New Work

Receive a signed front page of new work by Dr. Onsby Rose, written specifically for the DUWS and the Dordt University community (suitable for framing) PLUS Hard Copy of CD with your name included in the CD jacket as a supporter

4 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2020

$150

Complete Donor Package

Receive a Hard Copy of CD signed by composers, your name included in CD jacket as a supporter, AND a signed front page of new work by Dr. Onsby Rose, written specifically for the DUWS and the Dordt University community (suitable for framing)

7 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2020

$250

Complete Package & Dedication

Receive the complete Defender Donor Package PLUS a personal dedication in the published score and parts to the new DUWS work written by Dr. Onsby Rose

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2020

$500

Complete Package & 30 Minutes

Receive everything from the $250 level PLUS a 30 minute Skype session with Dr. Rose and one of the composers represented on the album

0 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2020

$1,000

Complete Package & Meal

Receive everything from the $250 level PLUS a private meal with Dr. Rose and the recording team during the recording sessions

1 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2020

$2,500

Complete Package & Dedication

Receive everything from the $250 level PLUS the opportunity to dedicate the DUWS CD to or in memory of a loved one (Dedication will appear in the CD jacket in a separate area from the overall donor list)

0 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2020