Hire Musicians!

This page is a resource for finding student performers or groups to hire for any events you may have. Below you will find a list with information and contact information for each performer or group that you may wish to hire. Those who would like to be added to this page should email a description of their group (as below) to musac@pugetsound.edu

  • Hannah Campbell-Smith

    Instrument: Piano

    Bio: Hannah Campbell-Smith is in her Junior year as a Music Major at the University of Puget Sound. She studies piano with Dr. Duane Hulbert. Hannah is currently the organist and pianist for Epworth LeSourd United Methodist Church. Some of her performance experiences include memorial services, weddings, Protestant and Catholic church services, choir concerts, and chamber music concerts.

    Performing Styles: classical and contemporary music (including reading lead sheets), church services, weddings, memorial services, private events

    Contact: (253) 820-3650, hcampbellsmith@pugetsound.edu

  • Faithlina Chan 

    Instrument: cello 

    Bio: Faithlina Chan, cello, is currently studying with David Requiro at the University of Puget Sound where she is majoring in music performance and psychology. She previously studied with Peter Wyrick, associate principal cellist of the San Francisco Symphony, and Mike Reynolds of Boston University. Last summer, she attended the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine and while living in California, was a member of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. In 2013, she was a winner of the Concerto/Aria Competition and performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with the University Symphony Orchestra at Puget Sound, where she now serves as co-principal. For the past two years, she has also been a member of Trio Consonare, which has received critical acclaim and has participated in the Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar coached by the Alexander String Quartet and other world-renowned faculty. Though she has a classical music background, she also loves to improvise and has led music in multiple worship bands, most recently at the Community Presbyterian Church in Danville, CA. 

    Performing Styles: classical music, weddings, memorial services, graduations, church events (hymns, contemporary worship band/chord charts), private events

    Contact Info: fofchan@pugetsound.edu or 510-258-2969

  • Trio Consonare

    Instrumentation: Piano/violin/cello

    Bio: Trio Consonare, founded by award-winning musicians Jinshil Yi (piano), Faithlina Chan (cello), and Jonathan Mei (violin), is entering its third year of musical artistry as an ensemble.  The trio currently resides at the University of Puget Sound, actively engaged in the university chamber music program directed by David Requiro, Artist in Residence and winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition. Recognized for their passionate, warm sound, Trio Consonare has been featured in Puget Sound’s alumni magazine Arches, on the university website and publications, as well as at Puget Sound's 125th Anniversary Kickoff Event.  Trio Consonare continues to perform vigorously, both on campus and at community outreach events. The trio members particularly enjoy creating collective improvisations.  Trio Consonare is the university's only chamber music ensemble to have participated in the annual Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Festival with the Alexander String Quartet for the past two years running. Trio Consonare has had the privilege of being coached by David Requiro, Julio Elizalde, Duane Hulbert, Tobey Appel, the Alexander String Quartet, and Paul Hersh.

    Performing Styles: classical music, wedding music, memorial services, graduations, private parties, special events, church events (hymns, hymns with improvisation, or written)

    Contact Info: trioconsonare@gmail.com
    Faithlina Chan 510-258-2969 or
    Jinshil Yi 253-389-4221
  • Megan D'Andrea

    Voice

    Bio: I have been singing for 10 years and am currently taking voice lessons. As a freshman in college I am a member of Puget Sound's Adelphian Concert Choir as well as an alumni of Main Street Singers from Los Altos High School (Los Altos, CA). In addition, I play piano and cello and was a part of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra for several years.

    Chamber music, classical, opera

    Cell: 650 380 5772
  • Clara Fuhrman
     
    Instrument: Violin
     
    Bio: Clara Fuhrman is a sophomore violin performance major at the University of Puget Sound, and is a student of Dr. Maria Sampen. Currently, Clara is the Concertmaster of the University Symphony Orchestra, and performs frequently in chamber ensembles on campus. Playing violin since the age of five, Clara has had the opportunity to perform frequently in the community, as a soloist and in various string ensembles.
     
    Preferred performing styles: Solo, duets, trios, quartets, etc. (any chamber ensemble)
     
    Contact info: 
    Cell phone: (253) 951-5451
  • Bronwyn Hagerty

    Instrument: Cello -- solo or ensemble (string duo, trio, quartet, etc.)

    Bio: Bronwyn is a Cello Performance Major with plenty of performing experience for weddings, house parties, church services, pit orchestras, chamber music, etc.
     
    Performing Styles:Classically trained, but also plays contemporary and pop/rock

Graduation Year: 2015

Contact Information: (925) 858-5117, bhagerty@pugetsound.edu

  • Zachary Hamilton

Instrument: violin

Bio: After starting violin at age six, Zachary began seriously pursuing violin at 17. Now a fourth-year violin performance major at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, he studies concurrently with Tim Christie and Maria Sampen. Since high school Zachary has spent his summers at Brevard Music Center, Mammoth Lakes Music Festival, Northwestern Violin Institute, and Le Domaine Forget Academie in Québec. Last semester he studied in Vienna with Barbara Gorzynska of Prayner Koservatorium.

Performing styles:
Contemporary, Classical, Jazz, Fiddle, Alternative. Weddings, Private events, Church events, Graduations.

Contact Information: zhamilton@pugetsound.edu; 310.592.3431

Graduation Year: 2015

  • Brandi Main

    Instrumentation: Violin, Piano

    Bio: Brandi Main is a sophomore Violin Performance Major at the University of Puget Sound studying under the direction of Maria Sampen. She is a member of the University Symphony Orchestra, teaches private violin lessons, and often performs for events on and off campus. She recently performed with the Olympia Symphony under conductor Huw Edwards. Brandi has worked as a student coach and intern for several music festivals around Tacoma including University of Puget Sound String Festival, and Tacoma Young Chamber Players. She has had the opportunity to attend master classes with renowned violinists and musicians such as Simon James, Mark O’Connor, Gregory Lee, PROJECT Trio, and Jubal Fulks. In high school, she was a member of the Coeur d’Alene Youth Orchestra, the Idaho All-State Orchestra, and Idaho State Solo Competition on violin, while holding the position of concertmaster of her high school orchestra during senior year and the jazz band rhythm section leader for junior and senior year. As a pianist, she has been an accompanist for soloists, state soloists, ensembles, and her high school choir at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Brandi avidly enjoys her chances to perform, and is always looking forward to the next performance!

Preferred Performing Styles: Classical

Contact Info:
primary email: bmain@pugetsound.edu
secondary email: banditm5618@yahoo.com
Cell: 208-215-6750

  • What She Said
     
    Instrumentation: All-Female A Cappella Group
     
    Bio: In Spring 2008, a small group of women, made up of predominantly vocal performance majors, created What She Said. What started as a new club with the goals of making beautiful music and representing themselves as an independent a cappella group on campus, has since blossomed into an established UPS group made up of music and non-music majors who thrive making music together. The group is student run and directed, and most of the arrangements are done by past and present members.  
     
    Preferred performing styles: The a cappella songs we perform include styles ranging in pop, R&B, jazz, classical and alternative. Some songs include beat-boxing. 
     
    To contact: Jennifer Mayer (jmayer@pugetsound.edu)