Susan Halpern writes program notes for symphonic, recital and chamber music concerts. These program notes are tailored individually for the audiences of orchestras, chamber groups, vocal ensembles, recitalists, and opera productions nationwide and internationally. She also writes articles, blurbs, bios, and liner notes for recordings and websites. 

Susan Halpern's program notes are accurate and readable, stimulating and informative. They offer classical music lovers knowledge about the composer, his/her historical period, the background of the work, and the highlights of the music.


Program Note Use Fees, Per Program of 4 or fewer works *



Recitals, chamber music and others

One individual composition

Program page

Each additional piece beyond the initial 4 included 

Rush order fee  (within 5 business days or fewer).








Special Services


CD liner notes





Additional Services Include (pricing on request): 


Special articles 

Special editing and content 

Interviewing composers, soloists, and conductors for special articles etc.



*Program Notes are copyright by Susan Halpern. The copyright notice must accompany use of the notes in any form. Programs include up to four compositions ($45 for each additional note) and may be used up to three times on three consecutive dates in the same venue. Clients agree to notify us if they wish to reuse notes for any other purpose or at any other place or time.
Prices are quoted in U.S. dollars and not net of state and local taxes. An invoice, including an applicable handling and delivery charge is included with each order. Payment in full is due within 30 days of invoice date. Overdue account may become subject to a 1.5% per month late charge. No return or cancellation credits are applicable.