Aspen Music Festival And School

Hire A Musician

The Hire A Musician Office will accept new booking requests for the 2020 summer season (dates 6/26/20 through 8/21/20), beginning on March 2, 2020. If your event is on or between these dates and you would like to book AMFS musicians, please familiarize yourself with the Client FAQ and gather the information needed below. You may submit your request to Thank you for supporting students of the Aspen Music Festival and School!

ENSEMBLE: (String Quartet, Brass Quintet, soloist, etc.)
NOTES: If you have any specific dress requirements or musical requests
CONTACT PERSON: The name of a person for day-of contact at the event

If you would like to hire a musician for performance or for private lessons outside of the above mentioned Festival dates, below is a courtesy listing of local musicians who frequently work with the AMFS and have our highest recommendation. Best wishes in planning your event! 


Musicians for Hire for Performance

If you are interested in hiring a musician for private lessons, please click here. 




Heather Kendrick 970-205-5057
Kate Northfield Lanich 970-205-5022
Jalen Lee 502-4719470
Megan McDevitt 970-205-5052
Cathy Millis 303-818-7868
Katie Stookesberry 970-205-5011




Jalen Lee 502-4719470
Megan McDevitt 970-205-5052




Lorraine Curry 970-379-3803
Betsy Furth 970-274-0118
Sarah Graf 970-306-1235
Wendy Larson 970-340-4080




Nick Lenio 570-772-4626




David Dyer 970-274-4232
Kevin Kaukl 970-343-2022
Cathy Millis 303-818-7868




Chris Bank        saxophone, bass, vocals, guitar     970-704-0252       


Miscellaneous Instruments and Genres


Lorraine Curry bluegrass ensemble: Leonard Curry Trio 970-379-3803        
Darla Dixon Strait   flute/piccolo, clarinet, saxophone 970-618-4138
Sarah Graf String Ensembles (quartet, trio, duo) 970-306-1235
Maureen Hinkle vocalist (soprano) 970-319-1033
Wendy Larson String Ensembles (quartet, trio, duo) 970-340-4080
Nick Lenio trombone, banjo, bass guitar 570-772-4626
Cathy Millis Guitar, Violin, String Ensembles 303-818-7868
Kathy Pelowski vocalist 970-948-8959
Bonnie Shappell       Horn 865-905-8308
Sue Wasienko flute, vocalist (mezzo-soprano) 970-319-4076      


Private Lesson Teachers for Hire

String Instruments

Chris Bank guitar, bass, saxophone, vocals 970-704-0252                                 
Lorraine Curry violin, cello, bass 970-379-3803
Betsy Furth cello 970-274-0118
Sarah Graf cello 970-306-1235
Heather Kendrick violin 970-205-5057
Jalen Lee violin, viola 502-471-9470
Nick Lenio guitar, electric bass, trombone 570-772-4626
Megan McDevitt violin, viola 970-205-5052
Cathy Millis violin, viola, piano 303-818-7868
Kate Northfield Lanich             violin, beginner viola    970-205-5022
Katie Stookesberry violin 970-205-5011



Chris Bank saxophone, bass, vocals, guitar 970-704-0252                                      
Darla Dixon Strait flute/piccolo, clarinet, saxophone 970-618-4138
Maureen Hinkle voice (ages 12+) 970-319-1033
Brandon Joseph piano (beginning to intermediate), voice  
Kevin Kaukl piano, organ 970-343-2022
Nick Lenio trombone, electric bass, guitar 570-772-4626
Cathy Millis piano, violin, viola 303-818-7868
Kathy Pelowski voice, piano (beginning to intermediate) 970-948-8959
Bonnie Shappell              french horn, beginning brass 856-905-8308
Sue Wasienko flute, voice, piano 970-319-4076
Stacey Weiss piano ("Aspen Piano Academy"), specializing in children 970-309-9836




To learn more, please contact:
Heather Kendrick
Education and Community Coordinator
970 205 5057


Katie Stookesberry
Education and Community Administrator
970 205 5011

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO