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Music Referral Service

THE MUSIC REFERRAL SERVICE at Fitchburg State connects individuals and organizations in need of music services with performers and groups affiliated with the Fitchburg State music program.

MRS current offerings are listed below. Please see if there is a potential match for your event and then contact us by filling out the Service Request Form (MS Word).

Once your submission is reviewed, we will put you in touch with the musicians you requested, or the closest match for your event. You will then proceed to contact the musicians. Booking and compensation agreements are between you and the musicians. Please ask the performers for a demo recording and/or specific references as you deem necessary. If the initial contact is unavailable or you wish another contact please let us know.

MRS is a free service that facilitates connection between musicians affiliated with Fitchburg State and clients in the surrounding community, and is not liable for anything that may not satisfy either of the two parties or any disputes that may arise between them.

After the service is completed we request a Satisfaction Survey to be filled out and returned to us within ten days.

Professional Services

Listing subject to change. Additional services may be available. Please feel free to inquire.

Group Name and Instrumentation Styles Sample Repertoire Event Type
Soprano with piano or classical guitar or harp or accordion or chamber ensemble Classical/Opera/Chamber Ave Maria Recitals (American, Italian, German, French), special occasions, commemorations, openings, galas
Piano trio (piano, violin, cello) Music of all types Piazzolla, Ravel, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schubert; Christmas music, etc.  
Two fiddles, guitar, harmonica and spoons Acadian music Joys of Quebec, St. Anne's Reel, Orange Blossom Special Concerts, festivals, dances, private parties, nursing homes
Vocals, guitar, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, bass, pennywhistle and bones Irish music Roddy McCorley, Danny Boy, To Work Upon the Railway Concerts, restaurants, coffeehouses, private parties, nursing homes
Vocals, guitar, bass, banjo, harmonica and mandolin Retelling American history through song from 1773 to 2001 Ballad of the Tea Party, Follow the Drinking Gourd, Battleship of Maine Concerts, historical societies, libraries, schools, senior citizen centers
Vocals, guitar, ukulele, banjo, harmonica and various percussion instruments Old time folk, blues & rags, pop and jazz San Francisco Bay Blues, Saint James Infirmary, Zombie Jamboree Coffeehouses, concerts, private parties, restaurants and nursing homes

Student Groups

There may be availability for some student groups between October and early May, excluding winter and spring breaks and other academic calendar holidays. Types and sizes of groups are subject to change any given year and may include band, jazz, strings, and chorus.

Please specify on the form if you wish to request a student group. Fees negotiated for student groups are placed in a fund for scholarships for music students.