Hire a Musician

Whether you need music for a private party, a corporate function, a wedding, a church service, or any other event, the Bienen School of Music can help you hire some of the area’s finest young musicians.

Individual performers and groups are available and can provide music in a wide array of styles, from classical to standards to jazz and contemporary. By hiring our talented students and recent grads, you’ll get a great value while helping to support emerging artists. All fees are negotiated between you and the musicians; the referral service charges no commission to either the client or the performer.

To book an individual or group:

Please note that it can take anywhere from 3-7 days for a response. The best time to contact us is approximately 3 months before your event so that students will have an idea of their upcoming schedules.

Note: the Musician Referral Service is intended for paid events. Those seeking volunteer musicians can email hire-musician@northwestern.edu with a flyer to be posted.


Students: If you are interested in participating in this program, visit the Musician Referral Service page for instructions.