Get a Quote for Music Arranging

Our rates are based on the Musicians Local 802 Rate Sheet for Orchestrators and Copyists, from which we offer substantial discounts. Quotes are based on 2 factors –

  • Bar count, which we can derive from the length in min:sec and the tempo in beats per minute (bpm)
  • Estimated transcription time, which varies based on the duration and density of the score.

Our quotes are flat rate, and include one round of complimentary revision following delivery of the score.

We have the following tools and calculators on the site enabling you to estimate our quote for music arranging:

What Do Music Arrangements Cost?

This resource page contains calculators helping determine the cost. Input your variables and see the result! [Read more…]

Rates for Music Arranging and Transcription

This is our quick-read rate summary page. [Read more…]

Small Ensemble Musical Arrangement Cost Calculator

Most of our incoming projects fall into this category – from solo instrument to 10 pieces. [Read more…]

Large Ensemble Musical Arrangement Cost Calculator

For ensembles 11 pieces or larger, including Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, Big Band, Studio Orchestra, Pit Orchestra. [Read more…]

Get Bar Count from Time and Tempo

This handy utility helps estimate total length in bars, useful for any arranger or arranging client. [Read more…]

Music Transcription Rates

Description of our estimating criteria for music transcription. [Read more…]

We are happy to quote your project directly – just hit the site form and we’ll get right back to you.




About Jon Burr

Jon Burr is a composer, arranger, producer, recording engineer, bandleader, bassist, and educator from Yonkers, NY.. and a Finale user since 1996. As owner/operator of Arranger for Hire, he serves music arranging and production customers from around the world. A veteran touring bassist, his performance credits include Tony Bennett, Buddy Rich, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Eartha Kitt, Rita Moreno, The Hot Swing Trio, Stephane Grappelli and many others. Arranging customers have included the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Chilean Astronomy Society, The Milpitas Community Concert Band, The Honey Taps, The Montclair Kimberly Academy’s annual musical, and many others. He writes for and leads his own ensembles, including the Jon Burr Quintet. His arrangements for Swedish YouTube artist Kim Andersson have received over 5 million views on Facebook and YouTube.