I am Ian Deterling. I am a composer, arranger, orchestrator, musician, educator, and classic horror film enthusiast. My goal in life is to be able to support myself through composing and arranging music for all instruments, ensembles, and skill levels while developing strong professional relationships, creating new friendships, and giving back to the vibrant music community all around the world.  

In the field of composition, having an original piece of music performed is a great accomplishment, and I'm delighted to see that the past few years has proven to be a fruitful time in my development as a professional. I currently hold two degrees in music (Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Superior; Master of Music, Composition from Stephen F. Austin State University). I’ve had pieces performed in ten countries across five continents. My compositions have attracted the attention of members from the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, the San Antonio Symphony, and the Woolmer Philharmonic Orchestra in Essex, United Kingdom.

When I first decided to sell and market my compositions and arrangements, I had no idea where to start! I've learned so much over the past few years, and I enjoy helping and teaching others. If you have any questions- from building a website, to how to publish your own music- even how to register your published works so you can get performance royalties- just let me know! I'd be more than happy to help! 


Ian Deterling