Payton has commissioned new solo or duo music from over 40 composers over the course of his career. Below is a list in alphabetical order of the composers he has worked with, and a short note about the pieces he has commissioned from them. (Note: this list does not include the composers Payton has worked with through Alarm Will Sound or New Jersey Percussion Ensemble.) If you are interested in obtaining one of the pieces please contact the composer directly through his or her website. (If there is no website link feel free to contact Payton directly.)

Bartlett, Nathaniel
Beglarian, Eve
Burhans, Caleb
Cooper, Dan
Ergun, Cenk
Esmail, Reena
Evans, Nat
Freund, Don
Funk, Eric
Gordon, Michael
Grey, Melissa
Harrison, Michael
Hasenpflug, Thom
Ho Bynum, Taylor
Jarvis, Peter
Kitzke, Jerome
Link, John
Martin, Billy
Michaels, Joseph
Mittal, Aakash
Morris, Robert
Paranosic, Milica
Pritsker, Gene
Rush, Stephen
Salim, Travis
Saperstein, David
Sharp, Elliott
Srinivasan, Asha
Smith, Stuart Saunders
Swaminathan, Rajna
Tucker, Akshaya
Tyson, Blake
Udow, Michael
Velez, Glen
Vishio, Anton
Weisberg, David
Wuorinen, Charles