Neal Corwell’s total musical output currently includes over seventy published works, ranging in instrumentation from unaccompanied solos to multi-movement orchestral and band works. He has focused much of his creative energy on creating works for the medium of solo or duo with pre-recorded accompaniment. Most of these compositions were created for use during his solo recital performances, but many were commissioned by other performers. For more information on these works in particular, please consult the “Works with CD accompaniment” page of this website. Dr. Corwell has also been commissioned to write new works for performing ensembles such as the Appalachian Wind Quintet and the Deep Creek Symphony. For a listing of all his currently published works, consult the Music Listings page of this website.

Dr. Corwell was the composer-in-residence for the Symphony at Deep Creek (McHenry, Maryland) from 1994 to 1999. He also won Maryland State Arts Council awards for excellence in both classical music composition and solo instrumental performance, and has been a featured composer at several other events to include the Bowling Green International Music and Arts Festival. Neal’s composition Threnody won a prize in the 2003 American Music in the United States Armed Forces Composition Competition, an international event sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. Several of his works have been included on recordings by the following labels: Naxos, Crystal Records, Mark Records, RJR Digital, TRYFAN, HRS, and Nicolai Music. His music is often heard over the airwaves on National Public Radio, and one of his compositions was recently included in an Arts and Entertainment Network television production. To date, Dr. Corwell has released three solo CDs, "Distant Images" (1994), "Heart of a Wolf" (2000), and "Out Sitting in his Field" (2004), all of which feature exclusively his own compositions.

Dr. Corwell accepts commissions to write compositions for individuals or consortiums. When writing compositions for others, Neal always works hard to not only meet the practical needs of the performer or organization commissioning the work, but also to create a piece that matches the musical sensibilities and strengths of those that will be premiering the composition. Fees for this service vary according to many factors to include instrumentation, length and difficulty of the work, and amount of time required to complete the project. To inquire, please contact Dr. Corwell directly via the “contact Neal” button at the bottom of this page. You may also contact Neal by sending him a message via FaceBook.