Aspen Music Festival And School

Hire A Musician

The Hire A Musician office is accepting bookings for the 2022 summer season (June 25-August 20). Please review the Hire A Musician Client FAQ for program details and pricing, then email hireamusician@aspenmusic.org with your event details to begin a booking request. We look forward to providing musicians for your event. 

In an effort to keep the AMFS student body healthy, we require at least 12 feet of distance between AMFS musicians and guests/clients.  AMFS musicians are required to be masked when not performing at indoor events. 

The AMFS continues to closely monitor public health conditions and will always operate following all state and county health orders.  As with AMFS concert protocols, Hire a Musician protocols are responsive to current conditions.  Please note that AMFS COVID-19 related protocols may change at any point throughout the summer, which may affect the availability of AMFS students for Hire A Musician events, even for previously booked events.

 

Musicians for Hire for Performance

 

Violin

Camille Backman camille.backman@artistyear.org 970-275-7742
Abigail Dreher asdrehe@gmail.com 309-712-9243
Erin Gallagher erin.anna135@gmail.com 773-332-2808
Heather Kendrick hkendrick@aspenmusic.org 970-205-5057
Delaney Meyers delaney.a.meyers@gmail.com 614-735-8542
Jalen Lee jlee@aspenmusic.org 502-471-9470
Chandler Martin cmartin@aspenmusic.org 502-500-7357
Megan McDevitt mmcdevitt@aspenmusic.org 970-205-5052

 

Viola

Abigail Dreher asdrehe@gmail.com 309-712-9243
Erin Gallagher erin.anna135@gmail.com 773-332-2808
Jalen Lee jlee@aspenmusic.org 502-471-9470
Megan McDevitt mmcdevitt@aspenmusic.org 970-205-5052
Delaney Meyers delaney.a.meyers@gmail.com 614-735-8542

 

Cello

Roberto Arundale roberto.arundale@gmail.com 734-834-0884
Lorraine Curry currymusic2@gmail.com 970-379-3803
Betsy Furth thebets52@gmail.com 970-274-0118
Sarah Graf sarah.cello1@gmail.com 970-306-1235
Wendy Larson wendyleelarson@gmail.com 970-340-4080
Erica Ogihara erica.ogihara@gmail.com 585-451-5540

 

Double Bass

Jeanette Adams adamsjeanette7@gmail.com 906-280-2091
Lindsay Bobyak lindsaybobyak@gmail.com 612-991-3683
Lorraine Curry currymusic2@gmail.com 970-379-3803
Ashton Taufer aftaufer@gmail.com 970-379-5704

 

Guitar

Rodrigo Arreguin rodarreg@gmail.com 619-560-7345
Chris Bank cbank1274@gmail.com 970-704-0252
Nick Lenio nicklenio@gmail.com 570-772-4626
John Ramo johnramo@aol.com 970-948-7062
Ashton Taufer aftaufer@gmail.com 970-379-5704

 

Piano

David Dyer ddzg@aol.com 970-274-4232
Kyle Jones knjonesco@gmail.com 720-205-6151
Kevin Kaukl kevin@stmaryaspen.org 970-343-2022
Tamela Kenning tamelakenning@gmail.com  

 

Jazz

Chris Bank saxophone, bass, vocals, guitar cbank1274@gmail.com 970-704-0252
Chris Harrison saxophone, bass, guitar, Devachan jazz quartet carbondalechris@gmail.com 970-379-9685
Wes Lanich piano, Hammond B3 organ, guitar wlanich@aspenmusic.org  
Ashton Taufer small jazz combo, 4-piece acoustic band aftaufer@gmail.com 970-379-5704

 

Miscellaneous Instruments and Genres

Alexandra Braeger 

clarinet alexandralynn12@gmail.com 303-928-0793
Lorraine Curry The Colorado Currys (folk, swing, bluegrass) currymusic2@gmail.com 970-379-3803 
Sarah Graf string ensembles (quartet, trio, duo) sarah.cello1@gmail.com 970-306-1235
Chris Harrison saxophone, bassoon,
Electric Circus (rock band)
carbondalechris@gmail.com 970-379-9685
Maureen Hinkle vocalist (soprano) moejaho@gmail.com 970-319-1033
Tamela Kenning vocalist (soprano and mezzo) tamelakenning@gmail.com      
Wendy Larson string ensembles (quartet, trio, duo) wendyleelarson@gmail.com 970-340-4080
Nick Lenio solo acoustic guitar and hand drum,
trombone, banjo
nicklenio@gmail.com 570-772-4626
Erica Nottingham vocalist (soprano) enottingham@aspenk12.net 303-579-5851
Kathy Pelowski vocalist zgkathrynp@gmail.com 970-948-8959
John Ramo guitar, Valle Musico Quartet johnramo@aol.com 970-948-7062
Michael Schoepe vocalist michamercury-voicecare@yahoo.com 970-309-4025
Bonnie Shappell  horn bonnieshappell@gmail.com 856-905-8308
Damian Smith guitar, vocals damiansmith@q.com 970-309-9789
Ashton Taufer small jazz combo, 4-piece band aftaufer@gmail.com 970-379-5704

 

 

Private Lesson Teachers for Hire

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Jeanette Adams violin, viola, cello, double bass adamsjeanette7@gmail.com  906-280-2091
Roberto Arundale cello  roberto.arundale@gmail.com 734-834-0884
Camille Backman violin camille.backman@artistyear.org 970-275-7742
Lindsay Bobyak violin, viola, cello, double bass lindsaybobyak@gmail.com 612-991-3683
Lorraine Curry violin, cello, bass currymusic2@gmail.com 970-379-3803
Abigail Dreher violin, viola asdrehe@gmail.com 309-712-9243
Betsy Furth cello thebets52@gmail.com 970-274-0118
Erin Gallagher viola, violin erin.anna135@gmail.com 773-332-2808
Sarah Graf cello sarah.cello1@gmail.com 970-306-1235
Heather Kendrick violin hkendrick@aspenmusic.org 970-205-5057
Jalen Lee violin, viola jlee@aspenmusic.org 502-471-9470
Chandler Martin violin cmartin@aspenmusic.org 502-500-7357
Megan McDevitt violin, viola mmcdevitt@aspenmusic.org 970-205-5052
Delaney Meyers violin, viola delaney.a.meyers@gmail.com 614-735-8542
Erica Ogihara cello erica.ogihara@gmail.com 585-451-5540

 

Guitar and Bass Guitar

Jeanette Adams bass guitar adamsjeanette7@gmail.com 906-280-2091
Rodrigo Arreguin  guitar rodarreg@gmail.com 619-560-7345
Chris Bank         guitar, bass guitar  cbank1274@gmail.com 970-704-0252
Lindsay Bobyak bass guitar lindsaybobyak@gmail.com 612-991-3683
Wes Lanich guitar wlanich@aspenmusic.org  
Nick Lenio guitar, electric bass nicklenio@gmail.com 570-772-4626
John Ramo classical guitar (all ages)  johnramo@aol.com  970-948-7062
Ashton Taufer     bass guitar, guitar  aftaufer@gmail.com 970-379-5704
Matt Thomas guitar, songwriting math8488@colorado.edu 970-319-2415

 

Piano and Organ

Erin Gallagher piano erin.anna135@gmail.com 773-332-2808
Amanda Gessler  piano amandagessler@gmail.com  
Kyle Jones piano knjonesco@gmail.com 720-205-6151
Kevin Kaukl  piano, organ kevin@stmaryaspen.org 970-343-2022
Tamela Kenning piano tamelakenning@gmail.com  
Adley Kent piano, accordion adley.r.kent@gmail.com 636-887-6785
Wes Lanich piano, Hammond B3 organ wlanich@aspenmusic.org  
Kathy Pelowski  piano (beginning to intermediate) zgkathrynp@gmail.com 970-948-8959
Stacey Weiss  piano ("Aspen Piano Academy"),
specializing in children
stacey@aspenpianoacademy.net 970-309-9836

 

Voice and Other Instruments

Jeanette Adams mandolin, ukulele adamsjeanette7@gmail.com 906-280-2091
Stephanie Askew ukulele stephanie1askew@yahoo.com 214-405-8040
Chris Bank saxophone, vocals cbank1274@gmail.com 970-704-0252
Alexandra Braeger clarinet alexandralynn12@gmail.com 303-928-0793
Chris Harrison saxophone, clarinet, flute, bassoon carbondalechris@gmail.com  970-379-9685
Maureen Hinkle voice (ages 12+)  moejaho@gmail.com 970-319-1033
Kyle Jones ukulele knjonesco@gmail.com 720-205-6151
Kevin Kaukl music theory  kevin@stmaryaspen.org 970-343-2022
Tamela Kenning voice tamelakenning@gmail.com  
Wes Lanich Dobro, blues, jazz, rock, gospel,
funk, bluegrass
wlanich@aspenmusic.org  
Nick Lenio trombone nicklenio@gmail.com 570-772-4626
Kathy Pelowski voice zgkathrynp@gmail.com 970-948-8959
Michael Schoepe voice  michamercury-voicecare@yahoo.com 970-309-4025
Bonnie Shappell French horn, beginning brass bonnieshappell@gmail.com 856-905-8308
Matt Thomas songwriting math8488@colorado.edu 970-319-2415

 

 

 


To learn more, please contact:
Heather Kendrick
Manager of Education and Community Programming
970 205 5057
hkendrick@aspenmusic.org

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO