City Love

Love. Music. Inspiration. Positive Change.

Our Pricing:

It is important to us to be valued and supported in our work, and recognize the many thousands of hours of study, practice, composition, training, performance, and experience that flow into the what we do, as well as the expense of instruments, equipment and infrastructure that our work requires. It is also important to us to make sure that the work we do is accessible. We name what we’re worth, but we will always be willing to discuss alternatives if our work is beyond the reach of your organization or institution’s budget.

Daily Rates:

Including up to 5 hours of prep and follow-up. (Not including travel, lodging, and per diem expenses.)

Solidarity Rate:

(Suggested for organizations with annual budgets up to $400,000)

$0-1,200 Per day

True Value Rate:

(Suggested for organizations with annual budgets between $400,000-800,000)

$1,200-2,300

‘Love for the City’ rate:

(This helps support us in offering lower prices or pro bono work to schools, grassroots organizations, community events, fundraisers, etc.)

$2,300-4,000


Hourly Rates:

Hourly rates apply to shorter workshops, performances, musical keynotes and consulting. We apply our hourly rate to the service in question as well as estimated prep and follow-up when we give you a quote for the cost of our work.

*Not including travel, lodging, and per diem expenses
**Note that for work involving significant travel, we generally bill by the day**

Solidarity Rate:

(Suggested for organizations with annual budgets up to $400,000)

$0-80 Per Hour

True Value Rate:

(Suggested for organizations with annual budgets between $400,000-800,000)

$80-120 Per Hour

‘Love for the City’ rate:

(Suggested for organizations with budgets of $800,000 or more. This helps support us in offering lower prices or pro bono work to schools, grassroots organizations, community events, fundraisers, etc.)

$120-200 Per Hour

**All listed rates represent a total for hiring the group as a whole.

Our sliding scale is an intentional effort to distribute resources equitably between organizations and institutions we work with, including schools, universities, nonprofits, cooperatives, and grassroots community organizations. Paying at the higher end of the scale—the ‘Love for the City‘ rate—makes it possible for City Love to work with low budget schools and community organizations at little or no cost to them. We also will gladly discuss alternative payment structures for longer term work such as residencies.