Musicians for Hire

The GLCO is happy to share contact information of musicians associated with our organization who would like to provide entertainment for private, corporate and community events. Please contact individuals below for pricing and availability.
Updated: March 2024


Affinity Strings
Sherri Marttila is the Personnel Manager for the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Warren Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Macomb Symphony and owner of Affinity Strings, through which she flexibly provides excellent ensembles of musicians capable of a broad range of music styles. With Sherri’s expertise, Affinity Strings helps transform special occasions into unforgettable experiences through the power of music.


Kaylee Erlewein, Violin
Kaylee provides violin music, duos, trios, or quartets for wedding ceremonies or other special events around Northern Michigan. She will work with you to find the perfect music for your special day.
CONTACT |   231.883.9301 or


Bay North Strings – Cheryl Zetterhorn, Violin
Bay North Strings provides elegant string trio/quartet music for weddings and special events in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties as well as Charlevoix, Petoskey and Harbor Springs. We have a large selection of music, Classical to Contemporary, and a wealth of experience to make your special day perfect.


Kim Teachout
Kim Teachout plays violin, viola, and electric cello throughout the Northwest Michigan region for weddings, funerals, corporate events, and much more. She has the capability of organizing two to six-piece ensembles to suit the needs of the client. Her musical genres range from classical, contemporary, pop, western swing, and fiddle.


Double Reed Stampede, Lynn Hansen, Oboe
Double Reed Stampede features woodwind instruments with two reeds: oboe and bassoon  The Double Reed Quartet is an ensemble with 2 oboes and 2 bassoons.  Players are: 

  • Lynn Hansen & Michael Beery, Oboe
  • Deanna Erwin & Drew Hinderer, Bassoon

The quartet enjoys performing for school groups, as well as chamber recitals.  They especially love creating a large double reed choir for a rousing grand finale by inviting those who play oboe and bassoon to join in playing the final musical selections!


Drumheads Percussion Group – Tim Mocny, Percussionist
The percussion chamber group lovingly known as the “Drumheads” has a flexible instrumentation and repertoire that can be adjusted to fit your event’s needs. Our musical style covers the gamut, including both percussion originals and arrangements of jazz standards, popular music, video game music, and beloved classical pieces. Some of the tunes are familiar, but the presentation is always unique and fun! Musical impact can be tailored from energetic and attention-getting all the way to reflective marimba music perfect for the background – we even have a few pieces that require audience interaction, always an unforgettable experience! The group can be as small as a soloist or as large as a quartet or quintet! In addition to the percussion core, we love to add other musicians. Many of our arrangements especially feature the bass, and we love recruiting other string and wind friends from the orchestra to add even more beautiful colors!

Eric Lawson

Assistant Concertmaster

Violinist, violist, conductor and professor Dr. Eric Lawson has had a varied career in performance and education. Past performances as a conductor, soloist and lecturer have taken him to Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Romania and Scandinavia. Before returning to his home state of Michigan, he was based in North Dakota where, in addition to serving as a violin instructor at Bismarck State College, Jamestown College, and the University of Mary, he was also concertmaster of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra and established the Bismarck-Mandan Youth Symphony. Other former academic appointments have included Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Central College in Pella, Iowa and the University of North Dakota where he founded the string program and the UND Chamber Orchestra.

Here in Michigan, Dr. Lawson as been very active with the Alpena Symphony Orchestra as its concertmaster, conductor and president of the board. He also performs with many other orchestras in Northern Michigan and participates in the Traverse Symphony as a first violinist, in the Gaylord Symphony as concertmaster and as assistant concertmaster in the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra.

And finally, in what has been one of the most important experiences of his life outside of music, he also served almost four years as an Alpena County Commissioner, representing Ossineke and Sanborn Townships. In addition to serving as chair of the Salary and Personnel Committee, he also served on the Airport, Ambulance, District Court, Circuit Court Management and Jail Committees. He also represented Alpena County in Gaylord with the Northern Michigan Regional Entity Substance Use Disorder Board and continues to serve on the Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Board. Dr. Lawson resides in Ossineke with his wife and two children.