The Appalachian Wind Quintet, with the support of the Washington County Arts Council, has developed a commissioning project. This initiative was developed to help give opportunity and voice to Mid-Atlantic composers, and to expand the literature for woodwind quintets. The quintet works with composers throughout the writing process (if requested), and then gives the premiere performance. The following compositions have been commissioned by the quintet.
Sextet, for Woodwind Quintet and Piano (1997) by Dr. William Bland
Five Limericks – miniatures for wind quintet (1998) by Dr. Neal Corwell
Appalachian Season – Spring, for Woodwind Quintet and Organ (2000) by Dr. Wayne Wold
Woodwind Dances (2003) by Dr. Mark McCoy
New Work by composer Dr. Neal Corwell to be premiered October 11, 2009 at the Washington County Museum of Art, Hagerstown, MD.