Musicians for Hire

The information here is compiled from student submissions of the WMU School of Music Musicians for Hire form. You may contact these students about performance engagements and/or music lessons, as noted.

We believe Western Michigan University music students are exceptional performers and educators, and we hope they are able to serve your needs!

Please note: We maintain this list as a service to our students and to community members who wish to privately hire musicians. You must make logistical and payment arrangements directly with students, without WMU School of Music involvement. Neither the School of Music nor Western Michigan University bears responsibility for arrangements made or services provided. 

Questions? Please call (269) 387-4671 or email

Instrument, Ensemble or Service Name  Contact Available for Gigs, Lessons or Both                 
Bagpipes Gloria Culp (269) 203-6649 Gigs
Bass (Electric) Neil Jansen

Bass (Electric)  Dominic Gould

(248) 990-8729

Bass (Upright and Electric) Russell Elkus

Bassoon Emily Mastenbrook

Cello Andrew Gagiu

Cello Kenneth Kressin

Cello Becca Spurbeck

(517) 898-6826

Cello Jonathan Barnes

Cello Conor Large

Clarinet Rebekah Gohl Both
Clarinet Denzel Johnson Both
Clarinet Alex Kao Both
Clarinet Jacob Murfin Both
Composition and Arranging  Tre Bryant  (616) 426-0498  
Composition and Production Dean Divizio  
Drumset Ethan Bouwsma Both
Drumset Drew Deur Gigs
Drumset  Gordon Sooy Both
Drumset Carter Way Both
Ensemble (Jazz) Ethan Bouwsma Trio Gigs
Ensemble (Jazz/Pop: Piano, Upright/Electric Bass, Drumset) Nicholas Olynciw Gigs
Ensemble (Modern Jazz/Hip-Hop/Electronic Quintet: Lushh) Grayson Nye Gigs
Ensemble (Violin and Cello Duo) Jonathan Barnes Gigs
Euphonium Lauren Birkmeier (630) 432-1025 Both
Flute Brittany Bissa Both
Flute  Rachel Butala Both
Flute Tia Davis Both
Flute Maddy Deanne Lessons
Flute Morgan Fleming Both
Flute Molly Hodson (785) 250-2605 Both
Flute Monica Hudson Gigs
Flute Heidi Keener Both
Flute Shelbie Petrongelli Gigs
French Horn Karlee Kamminga Both
French Horn Raine Kuch (269) 303-0845 Both
French Horn Zach Nicely Both
Guitar Ian Ross (586) 907-3719 Both
Guitar Dominic Gould (248) 990-8729  Gigs
Guitar Alycia Sterenberg Lessons
Guitar Andrew Saliba Both
Guitar (Electric and Acoustic) Neil Jansen Both
Guitar (Acoustic) and Vocals Chase Walsh  Gigs
Guitar Cameron Pumfery Both
Oboe Brooke Ross Lessons
Percussion Evan Leffert Both
Percussion Jacob Ripmaster Both
Percussion Carter Way Both
Percussion DeJon Allen (816) 237-6141 Gigs
Percussion Maggie Racine Both
Percussion Micah Stemaly (269) 364-8207 Both
Percussion (Mallet) Brooke Ross Lessons
Piano Rebekah Gohl Both
Piano Heidi Keener Lessons
Piano & Voice (Jazz) Nicolas Olynciw Both
Piano Justin Ortez Both
Piano Alycia Sterenberg Lessons
Piano Molly Sanford Gigs
Piano (Classical and Jazz) Grayson Nye Both
Piano and Keyboard  Neil Jansen Both
Piano/Voice  Katherine Plier Both 
Saxophone (Baritone) Joshua Haugen Both
Saxophone Dean Divizio Both
Theory (Music) Tre Bryant (616) 426-0498 Lessons
Trombone Omar H. Elmusa Both
Trombone Benjamin Hahn (616) 741-1187 Both
Trombone Justin Hamann Both
Trumpet Kelli Kwiatkowski Gigs
Trumpet Noah Miller Both
Viola  Teresa Strobel  Both 
Violin   Teresa Strobel  Both 
Violin Morgan Laut (517) 920-3797 Gigs
Voice Dewey Bolz Both
Voice Caitlin Borke Both
Voice Neil Jansen Both
Voice Maria Molter Both
Voice (Bass) David Sedlecky (269) 718-7429 Both 
Voice (Baritone) Zach Nicely Both
Voice Maddie Wozniak Both
Voice (Tenor)  Mick Jutila Both
Voice (Tenor)  Keiwon X. Lambert Both
Voice/Guitar Taieshia Tindall Both