Welcome to MusiKur Freestyles
Ready-to-Ride & Custom Dressage Music
BUDGET DRESSAGE FREESTYLE DESIGN
MUSIKUR PROVIDES DRESSAGE MUSIC & CHOREOGRAPHY AT LOW COST FOR EVERY LEVEL, EVERY RIDER.
ALL STYLES CATALOG MUSIC
The MusiKur catalog provides freestyle music in every style you can imagine for riders at all levels. Your dressage music theme is professionally engineered and ready for the show ring when purchased. You can add-on a number of services to make a catalog freestyle your own. Choreography can be designed to match.
LOW COST CUSTOM FREESTYLE
If you're looking for something more custom, choose pieces for each gait from the freestyles in the catalog or I'll research music for you. Music will then be edited to fit your choreography video. Send me video of your choreography or I'll design it for you. You're also welcome to send me music of your choice and I'll edit to your specifications.
TRUSTED BY DRESSAGE RIDERS
Riders around the world trust MusiKur to help them produce top results in their musical freestyle. MusiKur has been the choice of World Cup competitors, NAYC medalists, and USDF regional and national champions. Whatever your competitive goals, MusiKur delivers the artistic product to help you achieve them.
MUSIC EDITOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER
I bring a diverse background in dressage and music to the art of freestyle design with 20 years experience in the field. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in music from the University of Vermont and Master of Music Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where I was awarded a full fellowship. I taught flute at the University of Mobile and performed as soloist with ensembles such as the Magnolia Chamber Orchestra and Baldwin Pops.
My dressage mentors include Arlene Rigdon, Jos Sevriens, and at university, Susan Blinks and Sarah Geikie. I am a graduate of the USDF "L" Judge Education Program, bred and trained Swedish Warmblood horses, taught dressage lessons, and hosted competitions. I have conducted freestyle clinics nationwide.
My expertise is trusted by the USDF Connection Magazine and Dressage Today to contribute educational articles and I have been a featured speaker at a USDF convention and interviewed several times by the USDF's Dressage Talk Radio.
READY-TO-RIDE FREESTYLE CATALOG
Click the play button on individual audio players below to listen to complete freestyles. All freestyles are legally allowed length. Fades you hear in samples will not be in the competition version you buy. Use a "Buy Now" button under each price to purchase music. Digital links will be delivered by email. Flash drive and CDs will be mailed first class within the U.S. and international shipping is available at additional cost. Ask me for a customized PayPal invoice if you want to add services to your purchase such as gait tempo video analysis or made-to-order choreography; see "Add-Ons" for options and prices.
MusiKur retains creative rights to the freestyle product. You cannot give, loan, or sell your freestyle to any other rider without the express consent of MusiKur. Payment indicates acceptance of these terms.
VOCAL ~ POPULAR ~ JAZZ
VINTAGE & MODERN FILM ~ WORLD & ETHNIC
SPANISH & LATIN ~ CELTIC ~ WESTERN ~ SMALL PONY ~ CHRISTMAS
Don't hear Grand Prix music you want? Select any lower level freestyle from the catalog and I'll create a Grand Prix version for you.
ADD-ONS FOR CATALOG FREESTYLES
You can customize your catalog freestyle with any of the following services. Ask me for a PayPal invoice to cover music plus additional services. You'll find music-only prices with every freestyle sample in "Music 1-4." For a more custom process with music edited to fit choreography video, see "Custom." When a link to dressage test video is required for work to commence, it must be received within 4 months of booking or any payment is forfeit. I do not offer refunds.
Gait Tempo Video Analysis
Send me a link to video of your horse and I'll determine gait tempos for you. I'll provide you with a list of catalog freestyles which can be successfully tempo-adjusted.
Training Level - Intermediare: $25
Grand Prix - $35
Adjust Music Tempos
You can provide me with your horse's gait tempos or I can determine tempos for you (see video analysis cost). I'll adjust music tempos to precisely fit your horse's gaits. The catalog freestyle you select must have tempos within adjustable range for the horse.
Training Level - Intermediare: $35
Grand Prix - $45
Individual gait segments can be lengthened or shortened to your specifications or you can mix and match segments from different freestyles. The order of gait segments can be changed. Training-First Level riders should consider having the canter segment shortened.
Lengthen or shorten: $35 per gait segment
Mix and match freestyles: $45
Change gait segment order: $45
Made-to-Order Choreography Plan
Choreography can be designed to match any catalog freestyle. You provide test video via link. I'll send you a questionnaire to tell me exactly how your horse needs to be presented in the program. I design choreography once only and the diagrams you receive are the finished product. I'll record a narration of your choreography with the music for you to use in practice and email an MP3 file for download.
Training - Third Level: $175
Fourth Level - Intermediare: $225
Grand Prix: $350
Revisions to design: $30 per hour, credit card required
Stock Choreography Plans
I can email several choreography plans to you at no charge. First-Intermediare levels are available. Plan does not fit any particular freestyle, but gives you ideas for patterns. Diagrams are hand-drawn. You are responsible to know current requirements and make sure your final design is legal.
CUSTOM FREESTYLE DESIGN
Use my catalog music as a basis for custom designed freestyle and you'll save money. Make your selections from a list of catalog freestyles I provide after determining your horse's gait tempos. You're also welcome to send me your own selections and I'll edit the music for you at the same price as using catalog music as a basis.
If you prefer, I'll research new music for your freestyle. I'll email 3 pieces for each gait in the style of your choice (not tempo adjusted).
After you choose music, I edit each piece to perfectly match your choreography video. You'll never struggle lining up choreography with phrasing because it's an exact fit when you receive it.
You can design and film your own choreography or I'll design it for you. If you want to minimize the cost, you can use one of my First-Intermediare stock choreography plans at no additional charge.
If you want me to design choreography, I'll send you a questionnaire to tell me how your horse needs to be presented. Patterns will be designed to fit your specifications. Hand-drawn diagrams are sent to you for approval. I make any requested changes, finalize the diagrams, and you film the choreography.
At no extra charge, you'll be provided music video of your freestyle. Use this video to learn the freestyle. You'll receive 2 CDs plus thumb drive with digital music files, video file, and choreography PDF if applicable.
TERMS: See prices below. 50% deposit is required at time of booking. If I design choreography, 25% is due after choreography is designed with balance due before final music file is released. Ask me for a customized PayPal invoice. Freestyle must be completed within 6 months of work commencing or any payment is forfeit. Your deposit books a spot in my production schedule and I do not offer refunds after that creative time is set. After you approve music and final payment is made, changes are charged at a rate of $40 per hour. Additional tempo adjustment for the same horse is always free (small charge for new CDs).
I do not accept rush jobs, so please plan to book 6-12 weeks in advance.
Each freestyle is created for the exclusive use of the rider, and MusiKur retains creative rights to the product. You cannot give, loan, or sell your freestyle to another rider without the express consent of MusiKur. Payment of deposit indicates acceptance of these terms.
If you want additional custom services, go to my freestyle website at Woodwind Studios.
Training-Second/Pony Para 1-2
- Music edited to fit your choreography video: $400
- Music editing & choreography design: $550
- Music edited to fit your choreography video: $500
- Music editing & choreography design: $700
- Music edited to fit your choreography video: $600
- Music editing & choreography design: $800
- Music edited to fit your choreography video: $850
- Music editing & choreography design: $1050
- Music edited to fit your choreography video: $1,000
- Music editing & choreography design: $1,250
Training-Intermediare Music Research
- Training-Intermediare, Pony, JR, YR, Para 1-5: 3 pieces per gait $200
- Each additional set of pieces (1 per gait): $35
- 3 pieces per gait and piaffe/passage: $300
- Each additional set of pieces (1 per gait and piaffe/passage): $50
Edit Music You Provide
- Edit music selections you provide to your gait order and timing specifications: Training-Intermediare $300 Grand Prix $400
- Edit music you provide to match your choreography video: Same price as using catalog music as a basis. See "edit to video" prices above.
Custom Freestyle Video Sample
Watch a sample below of one of my MusiKur custom freestyles featuring music from "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack (music is not for sale). You can watch more custom freestyles at "Recent Work."
RECENT CLIENT VIDEOS
"NUEVO FLAMENCO" FREESTYLE
Heidi Basler purchased catalog music and designed her own choreography to fit. She scored 71.475% at the Heidelburg Cup in Orlando, Florida. This music is one of many Spanish and Latin choices in the MusiKur catalog.
"ONE REPUBLIC" FREESTYLE
Valerie Pervo asked me to custom edit one of my popular music freestyles to fit her First Level choreography video. She scores over 70% with the freestyle.
"CLASSICAL GAS" FREESTYLE
I designed choreography and custom edited a popular music freestyle to fit this video. Alston Kerr received a score of 72.5% in her first performance in Florida with two scores of "8" and a "9" on choreography, music, and interpretation.
“Thank you for your wonderful music that fits Checkmate perfectly and helped to earn a Silver Medal with a 71.7% in this year's NAYC.”
- Helen Claire McNulty
“Super Cash hit it out of the park today in our first ever Grand Prix musical freestyle with a score of 78+%! Just WOW!!!!”
- Pamela Aide
“I got the highest score I've ever received...a 79.9%!! I couldn't be more thrilled!!”
- Susannah Howells Hamlin
“I rode my first ever Second Level freestyle and scored 79.3%!!! The music scored a "9." The judge said she probably scored it conservatively!”
- Camilla van Liew
“Love, love, love the freestyle you created! The Second Level freestyle you did is sitting with a 74% average.”
- Kim Litwinczak
“Ilima wrapped up the weekend as Grand Champion for First through Fourth Levels at Region 7 Championship (74.3%).”
- Denise Griffith
Use the form below to contact me with inquiries. If you prefer, call Beth Hall at 251-550-1952.
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