Volunteer Music Copyist, Transcriber or Arranger

Cause Areas


Mon Jan 29, 2018 - Fri Mar 30, 2018


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


The Community Improvement Initiative Inc. (CII) has initiated a project where composers can submit original jazz compositions to an online portal for inclusion in a royalty-free music book. CII will then promote the book internationally through volunteers. The concept of the book is similar to The Real Book, a formerly illegal book of music that any serious jazz musician owns and uses for performances.

One purpose of this project is to increase public performance opportunities for musicians in areas where licensing fees of existing music deter venue owners from hosting live music. Another purpose is to give composers the opportunity to immortalize their music by having it included in this book. We are planning to distribute the book internationally, and legally.

The project is in need of a volunteer copyist, arranger, or transcriber. In this role, you will take existing lead sheets and format them for a consistent look and feel. There is an immediate need to transcribe three songs into a jazz lead sheet, complete with chords. Some of the songs require arrangement of structure to match convention in the jazz genre.

This position can be fulfilled remotely.


  • Music Arts

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • varies according to volunteers' availability
  • Must be able to create lead sheets in music notation software and transcribe music from recordings.

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