Aspen Music Festival And School

Hire A Musician

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the full 2020 session of the Aspen Music Festival and School is canceled. Registration for school-year AfterWorks programs (Beginning Strings, Lead Guitar, and Maroon Bel Canto Choirs) will open in August.  2021 summer information and registration for Education and Community summer programming will be available on our website in late winter. 

As of April 1, 2020, the Hire A Musician Office will now accept new booking requests for the revised 2020 summer season (dates 7/16/20 through 8/21/20). 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



Erin Gallagher 773-332-2808
Heather Kendrick 970-205-5057
Kate Northfield Lanich 970-205-5022
Jalen Lee 502-471-9470
Chandler Martin 502-500-7357
Megan McDevitt 970-205-5052
Cathy Millis 303-818-7868
Katie Stookesberry 970-205-5011



Erin Gallagher 773-332-2808
Jalen Lee 502-471-9470
Megan McDevitt 970-205-5052



Roberto Arundale 734-834-0884
Lorraine Curry 970-379-3803
Betsy Furth 970-274-0118
Sarah Graf 970-306-1235
Wendy Larson 970-340-4080


Double Bass

Jeanette Adams 906-280-2091
Lindsay Bobyak  
Lorraine Curry 970-379-3803



Rodrigo Arreguin 619-560-7345
Chris Bank 970-704-0252
Nick Lenio 570-772-4626
John Ramo 970-948-7062
Ashton Taufer 970-379-5704



David Dyer 970-274-4232
Kevin Kaukl 970-343-2022
Tamela Kenning  
Cathy Millis 303-818-7868
Art Williams  



Chris Bank saxophone, bass, vocals, guitar 970-704-0252
Chris Harrison saxophone, bass, guitar, Devachan jazz quartet 970-379-9685
Wes Lanich piano, guitar  


Miscellaneous Instruments and Genres

Hayden Arp songwriting, electronic music, composition  
Rosalie Avery bassoon, trombone 414-364-5974
Eric Baumheier hand drums / world percussion 303-717-1310
Lorraine Curry Leonard Curry Trio (bluegrass),
Zin Zin Band (cajun dance) 970-379-3803 
Darla Dixon Strait flute/piccolo, clarinet, saxophone 970-618-4138
Sarah Graf string ensembles (quartet, trio, duo) 970-306-1235
Chris Harrison saxophone, bassoon,
Electric Circus (rock band) 970-379-9685
Maureen Hinkle vocalist (soprano) 970-319-1033
Tamela Kenning vocalist (soprano and mezzo)      
Wendy Larson string ensembles (quartet, trio, duo) 970-340-4080
Nick Lenio trombone, banjo 570-772-4626
Erica Nottingham vocalist (soprano) 303-579-5851
Kathy Pelowski vocalist 970-948-8959
John Ramo guitar, Valle Musico Quartet 970-948-7062
Michael Schoepe vocalist 970-309-4025
Bonnie Shappell  horn 856-905-8308
Ashton Taufer small jazz combo, 4-piece band 970-379-5704
Sue Wasienko flute, vocalist (mezzo-soprano) 970-319-4076 



Private Lesson Teachers for Hire

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Jeanette Adams violin, viola, cello, double bass  906-280-2091
Roberto Arundale cello 734-834-0884
Rosalie Avery violin (beginner) 414-364-5974
Lorraine Curry violin, cello, bass 970-379-3803
Betsy Furth cello 970-274-0118
Erin Gallagher viola, violin 773-332-2808
Sarah Graf cello 970-306-1235
Heather Kendrick violin 970-205-5057
Jalen Lee violin, viola 502-471-9470
Chandler Martin violin 502-500-7357
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


Guitar and Bass Guitar

Jeanette Adams bass guitar 906-280-2091
Rodrigo Arreguin guitar 619-560-7345
Hayden Arp guitar  
Rosalie Avery guitar (beginner to intermediate) 414-364-5974
Chris Bank         guitar, bass guitar 970-704-0252
Wes Lanich guitar  
Nick Lenio guitar, electric bass 570-772-4626
John Ramo classical guitar (all ages)  970-948-7062
Ashton Taufer     bass guitar, guitar 970-379-5704


Piano and Organ

Hayden Arp piano  
Erin Gallagher piano 773-332-2808
Brandon Joseph piano (beginning to intermediate)  
Kevin Kaukl  piano, organ 970-343-2022
Tamela Kenning piano  
Marcia Kuhlman piano 248-892-5752
Wes Lanich piano, Hammond Organ  
Cathy Millis piano 303-818-7868
Kathy Pelowski  piano (beginning to intermediate) 970-948-8959
Sue Wasienko piano 970-319-4076
Stacey Weiss  piano ("Aspen Piano Academy"),
specializing in children 970-309-9836


Voice and Other Instruments

Jeanette Adams mandolin 906-280-2091
Hayden Arp songwriting, electronic music, composition  
Rosalie M Avery bassoon, trombone 414-364-5974
Chris Bank saxophone, vocals 970-704-0252
Darla Dixon Strait flute/piccolo, clarinet, saxophone 970-618-4138
Chris Harrison saxophone, clarinet, flute, bassoon  970-379-9685
Maureen Hinkle voice (ages 12+) 970-319-1033
Brandon Joseph voice  
Kevin Kaukl music theory 970-343-2022
Tamela Kenning voice  
Marcia Kuhlman voice, music theory, conducting, bassoon  248-892-5752
Wes Lanich Dobro, blues, jazz, rock, gospel,
funk, bluegrass  
Nick Lenio trombone 570-772-4626
Kathy Pelowski voice 970-948-8959
Michael Schoepe voice 970-309-4025
Bonnie Shappell French horn, beginning brass 856-905-8308
Sue Wasienko  flute, voice 970-319-4076




To learn more, please contact:
Heather Kendrick
Manager of Education and Community Programming
970 205 5057


Katie Stookesberry
Education and Community Administrator
970 205 5011

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO