“When our trumpet player left the band abruptly, I had 2 weeks to find a replacement for a 3-week tour. I emailed everyone from the heads of major college music departments to working professionals all over the nation. The fastest and best solution came when I clicked the ‘Hire a Musician’ button on the CalArts web site. The staff connected me with the perfect player literally that day. I don’t know why every department in the world doesn’t copy this feature…a thousand thanks CalArts! You saved my gig!”

-Max A., Saxophone player of The Mavericks

“The Jazz Trio was terrific and I appreciate all your help in arranging them. They were all very professional, showed up on time and played as agreed. The group added a wonderful level of musical sophistication to our event.”

-Dave B., Walt Disney Animation Studios

“Thank you so much for adding so much to our wedding ceremony. The music filled the courtyard and the group created just the right ambiance for it! Many, many thanks. As I always like to say when I see such wonderful professionals from CalArts, this is evidence of tuition dollars at work!”

-Catherine C., Southwestern Law School

“We appreciate the gifted musicians that we are becoming exposed to as a result of our relationship with CalArts. They are not only fine musicians, but also unique and sensitive people that enhance our worship services as a result of their presence.”

-Scott R., Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Clarita

“I would like to say that the music the night of the Modani event was excellent. The guests enjoyed the music and it was well received. Thank you so much for participating, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.”

-Jeannette L., Infinite Source Communications

“I want to thank you again for a wonderful evening of music on Saturday night. All of my guests loved it…such a great addition to the party. I was so proud to tell my friends that you are CalArts students…and amazing musicians!”

-Claudia B., CalArts Office of Advancement

“I was deeply impressed by the ability of the musicians who were selected by Madeline: they were a perfect match for the evening and greatly added to the quality and success of the event. They were a pleasure to work with and all my guests were extremely complimentary.”

-Jessica C., CalArts Office of Advancement

“I can’t tell you how pleased I am of how Ian and Betsy performed on Sunday. They were fantastic! Thank you so much for all of your help. Ian and Betsy were the perfect choice and made our event absolutely wonderful. Their talent and professionalism was first rate and my sister and I are so glad they could be a part of such an important event in our lives.”

-Chris D., Los Angeles Resident

“Hats off to the CalArts Music Source for putting together such a vibrant element of tonight’s beautiful evening! Trevor and his group were amazing and I hope to work with them again in the future.”

-Rageshwar G., CalArts Office of Advancement