Aspen Music Festival And School

Hire A Musician

Thank you for your interest in Aspen Music Festival and School’s Hire a Musician program. We are pleased to offer this service to our community of locals and visitors alike. The Hire A Musician Office is currently booking for June 30 – August 20, 2017. If you would like to hire AMFS Musicians for your event, please begin the process by reading the Client FAQ and emailing the information listed below 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 musical service outside of the Festival dates, we are happy to refer you to the local musicians listed below who frequently work with the AMFS and have our highest recommendation. Best wishes in planning your event!


Azusa Chapman 970-205-5052
Audrey Kwong 970-205-5023
Katherine Stookesberry 970-205-5011


Sarah Beske 970-205-5057
Lorraine Curry 970-379-3803
Betsy Furth 970-274-0118
Sarah Graf 970-306-1235
Wendy Larson 970-927-2224


Nick Lenio 570-772-4626


David Dyer 970-274-4232
Jonathan Gorst 917-553-1357
Kevin Kaukl 970-343-2022
Adley Kent 636-887-6785
Molly Noel 617-901-4323
David Parker 603-721-9003


Chris Bank saxophone, bass, vocals, guitar 970-704-0252
Chris Harrison saxophone 970-379-9685
Steve Heldt big band trumpet 630-673-4347

Misc. Genres and Instruments

Emily Burr voice - soprano 406-546-2461
Lorraine Curry bluegrass ensemble:
Leonard Curry Trio 970-379-3803
David Dyer organ, religious services 970-274-4232
Steve Heldt baroque/big band/
trumpet, piccolo trumpet,
euphonium, tuba 630-673-4347
Kevin Kaukl organ, religious services 970-343-2022
Wendy Larson string quartet 970-927-2224
Nick Lenio trombone, banjo,
bass guitar 570-772-4626
Sam LoBue trombone, bass trombone, tuba, euphonium, guitar 803-984-8332
Darla Dixon Strait flute 970-618-4138
Tami Suby flute, mandolin:
classical 970-456-5275
Sue Wasienko flute, vocalist
(mezzo-soprano) 970-319-4076


Teaching Private Lessons

Chris Bank saxophone, bass,
vocals, guitar -
all ages/abilities 970-704-0252
Sarah Beske cello - all ages/
abilities 970-205-5057
Lorraine Curry* violin, cello,
bass - all ages/
abilities 970-379-3803
Betsy Furth cello - all ages/
abilities 970-274-0118
piano, voice -
all ages/abilities/
genres 917-553-1357
Sarah Graf cello - all ages/
abilities 970-306-1235
saxophone, bassoon,
clarinet, flute -
all ages/abilities 970-379-9685
Steve Heldt trumpet, euphonium,
tuba - all ages/
abilities 630-673-4347
Kevin Kaukl*
(Aspen, Carbondale)
piano/organ -
all ages/abilities 970-343-2022
Nick Lenio guitar, bass
guitar, banjo,
trombone 570-772-4626
clarinet, secondary
schooling woodwind
specialist - all ages/
abilities 307-699-0182
Sam LoBue trombone, bass trombone, tuba, euphonium, guitar - middle school to professional 803-984-8332
Molly Noel piano - all ages/
abilities 617-901-4323
violin - all ages/
abilities 970-205-5011
Darla Dixon
flute - all ages/
abilities: 970-618-4138
Tami Suby* beginning wind
piano, flute of all
ages/abilities 970-456-5275
Sue Wasienko flute, voice,
piano - all ages/
abilities 970-319-4076



To learn more, please contact:
Sarah Beske
Education and Community Coordinator
970 205 5057

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO