Music To Go!
Hire a Musician

For quotes and reservations, contact 415.503.6258 or e-mail


Looking for musicians for your next special occasion or event? The Conservatory's Music to Go! program provides talented students to play or sing at weddings, parties or corporate functions at very affordable fees. Choose from Brass Trios and QuintetsWoodwind TriosString Trios and QuartetsFlute or Oboe with StringsGuitar with Flute, Violin or Oboe, Solo GuitarSolo PianoSingers and Pianists and Jazz Combos 


How much will it cost?

Rates depend on the number of performers, length of performance and geographical location.  We will be happy to discuss your event and make recommendations about appropriate groups. 

Background Music 
$105 per musician for one-hour engagements.
$95 per musician per hour for engagements 1.5 hours or longer.

$125 per musician per hour. 

Booking Fee - $30 flat.

Cartage Fee for amplification - $50: required for jazz groups, optional for guitarists

*Travel fees and 2 to 3 hour minimums apply for jobs outside of the San Francisco city limits.  Contact us for an exact quote.

Who will play at your special event?

Music to Go! is dedicated to providing the very best musical experience at your event. Our ensembles and soloists are among the most talented young musicians in the country. They have successfully completed a rigorous audition to enter the Conservatory and are auditioned again to work with the Music to Go! program.  The musicians in the Music to Go! program are primarily graduate students as well as some highly talented and mature undergraduate students.  You are assured performances by top-notch musicians at extremely affordable fees.

Customer Testimonials:

"Thank you to you and your colleagues for the wonderful music at yesterday's wedding at the Fairmont. You all performed brilliantly and it absolutely made the ceremony come together." {C}- Megan Weisberg, MW Weddings

"I just wanted to thank you for your ensemble's wonderful performance that afternoon of October 9 at the Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda. I apologize that I never got the chance to talk with you in person, but we loved your music. Thank you especially for the lovely renditions of the two custom pieces, "Valse d'Amelie" and "Such Great Heights." They were just perfect. Best wishes for a wonderful musical future to you all." - Morgan, groom

"I can't thank you enough. Andy was terrific. He was incredibly easy to work with, flexible, and truly set the tone for the evening. I will definitely recommend the Conservatory to other groups. Thanks again." - Peter, art gallery owner

"I wanted to send a quick thank you to you and your group for working so well together to make Katie & Greg's wedding completely perfect. Even with the GG Bridge celebration, we were able to still run the wedding without missing a beat, and that is all in part to you all being extra attentive about the possible traffic delays, etc. The music was beautiful, and many guests commented to me on this as well. I truly appreciate it, and am looking forward to working with you all again soon!" - Kathryn Kalabokes, Dream A Little Dream Events

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What types of groups are available?

Brass Trios and Quintets
Want to add some spark to your next event? Brass instruments are excellent for larger spaces or outdoor events. Select brilliant fanfares or jazzy tunes to create a festive atmosphere for your special occasion.

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Woodwind Trios
Wind instruments are an excellent choice for any space, including outdoor venues. Choose works from the inspiring romantic repertoire as well as baroque, classical, or cocktail music.

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String Trios and Quartets
The perfect touch for elegant settings, dinners and weddings. Your guests will enjoy music of master composers like Mozart, Haydn, Bach and Vivaldi.

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Flute or Oboe with Strings
Add a flute or oboe to a string trio/quartet, and enjoy the beauty of winds and elegance of strings wrapped up in one! Enjoy all the same classic repertory as string trios and quartets.

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Guitar with Flute, Violin or Oboe
For an intimate setting, the soft sounds of classical guitar with strings or woodwinds is the perfect choice.

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Solo Guitar
A guitarist is perfect for an intimate gathering, providing non-intrusive background entertainment with both classical and Spanish works.

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Solo Piano
You provide the piano, we provide the pianist!  Let us entertain your guests with classical, Broadway or pop tunes.

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Singers and Pianists 
Enjoy some of the world's most beautiful opera arias and art songs, or else tap your feet to lively show tunes. Choose a male or female voice.

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Jazz Combos
Hire a soloist or larger combo to entertain your guests with the great jazz standards, Latin tunes and more! Choose from piano, guitar, string bass, drums, trumpet or saxophone (may depend on availability).

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