Musicians for Hire

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 David Stone

Bass (Electric) Neil Jansen

Bass (Electric)  Dominic Gould

(248) 990-8729

Bass (Upright and Electric) Russell Elkus

Cello Andrew Gagiu

Cello Kenneth Kressin

Cello Becca Spurbeck

(517) 898-6826

Cello Jonathan Barnes

Cello Conor Large

Clarinet Alex Kao Both
Clarinet Emily Mikel Rowe Both
Composition and Arranging  Tre Bryant  (616) 426-0498  
Composition and Production Dean Divizio  
Drumset  Gordon Sooy Both
Drumset David Stone Gigs
Drumset Carter Way Both
Ensemble (Modern Jazz/Hip-Hop/Elecronic Quintet: Lushh) Grayson Nye Gigs
Ensemble (String Duo or Trio) Meredith Schmidt Gigs
Ensemble (Violin and Guitar Duo) Meredith Schmidt Gigs
Ensemble (Violin and Piano Duo) Meredith Schmidt Gigs 
Ensemble (Violin and Cello Duo) Jonathan Barnes Gigs
Flute  Rachel Butala Both
Flute Shelbie Petrongelli Gigs
Guitar Ian Ross (586) 907-3719 Both
Guitar Dominic Gould (248) 990-8729  Gigs
Guitar  David Stone  Gigs
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 (Mallet) Brooke Ross Lessons
Piano Justin Ortez Both
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 Justin Hamann Both
Trumpet Kelli Kwiatkowski Gigs
Viola  Teresa Strobel  Both 
Violin   Teresa Strobel  Both 
Violin Megan Healy Both
Violin Meredith Schmidt Gigs
Violin Morgan Laut (517) 920-3797 Gigs
Voice Neil Jansen Both
Voice Alexandra Galla Both
Voice (Bass) David Sedlecky (269) 718-7429 Both 
Voice (Tenor)  Mick Jutila Both
Voice (Tenor)  Keiwon X. Lambert Both
Voice/Guitar Taieshia Tindall Both