Hey Bri! I didn’t originally didn’t set out to write a musical. I wanted something simple to showcase the work of myself and the other artists involved. However, you don’t say no when ideas come in. So, once I realized that I would need some help with the music, I began to reach out to friends that were musicians/composers/knowledgeable in music. I began by telling them what I was creating, where I was in the process (lyrics + melody), and what I needed i.e. composers, budget, studios to record in, how sound mixing work, etc. I did my research on a number of these topics, and began reaching out to various composers. I would explain my project, my budget, what I was looking for in the particular song that they were helping with. I would send over an acapella recording of me singing the song, the lyrics, and a long email with as much description as I could including colors, costumes, locations for the song, as well as where I wanted crescendos, measures of rests, etc. The arranger would send me a clip, I would give my feedback, and we’d repeat the process through the rest of the song. Once the song was completed, we would go back and forth with notes until I felt it was ready, and then I headed into the studio to record. Sent the tracks with the vocals to the sound mixer to lay together, and another round of notes would commence.