Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book Accolade Musicians?
All we need is your contact info, event date and location, and ensemble of choice. You can send your information through our form, call us at 847-903-8679, or email us at AccoladeMusicians@gmail.com. We would then email you a contract. After signing and sending this to us with a small deposit, you will be all set. Venmo and Quickpay are accepted electronic forms of payment.
What are your prices?
Prices vary with the ensemble and event location. Please feel free to contact us with a quote.
What are my choices for ensembles and instruments?
Our core ensemble is the string quartet consisting of two violins, one viola, and one cello. The string trio minuses either the viola or one of the violins, and the duo consists a violin and a cello. We are happy to add auxilliary instruments such as trumpet or piano. Our cello quartet (four cellos) provides a unique, darkly rich timbre.
What if I don't see a song I want played in your repertoire list?
The online repertoire lists are only a sampling of our library, so definitely still ask us if we have your request. Even if we don't, we can order it and learn it for your event. Ordering price varies on sheet music availability.
When do the musicians arrive?
No later than 40 minutes before the ceremony start time.
Do you perform outdoors?
We do if the temperature is between 55 and 85 degrees, and there is no sign of precipitation. We also require that the instruments are not exposed to any direct sunlight or water of any kind.
What do the musicians wear?
Typically all black. The men can wear a tuxedo or a suit if your prefer.
Would the musicians be willing to play with a singer or an instrumentalist we provide, such as a family or friend?
Absolutely! There would just be a small charge for rehearsing with them. This can take place on the day of your event.