Private Events

How to Hire UVA Musicians

If you are interested in hiring UVA musicians for private events at or outside of the University of Virginia,  please send an email to That information will be sent to the students and faculty that have elected to receive emails about performance and teaching opportunities. Those interested will then contact you directly. Please include the following in your e-mail:

  • Your contact information (name, phone number, email address)
  • Event details (date, time, location, time commitment, remuneration for the musicians)
  • Any instrumentation preferences (string quartet, piano, etc.)
  • Other pertinent details you have

We recommend that after you are in contact with performers, you have them play or audition for you to assure that they are a good match for your needs.


How to subscribe to the UVA Music Gig Listserv

The Department of Music receives numerous e-mails each week requesting students and faculty to perform at private events and teach lessons. If you are a proficient UVA student or faculty performer, and you would like to be on our listing to receive emails about performing and teaching opportunities, please follow these steps.

  1. Send an email to Note: you MUST use your email address to subscribe to the listserv.
  2. In the "Subject" line, type "subscribe music-gigs firstname lastname" (where you type your first and last name)
  3. Leave the message body blank, including signature lines
  4. You will receive a confirmation email.


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176