- Friends' recommendations: Ask your musician friends to help you pass the word along by posting what you need on facebook, and by sending them an email to be forwarded to potential subs.
- Local universities and conservatories: Find a local university that offers degrees in music, and contact the chairman of the department you need. Tell them precisely what you're looking for, and ask them to pass your email around to anyone they judge qualified and interested.
- Craigslist: Craigslist works best for bigger cities, but there are some great musicians looking at the ads on there, and it's free so there is no reason not to give it a shot.
- Local musicians' union: Simply search for the local AFM website, and look for a representative's phone number and email address. There is sometimes a special page designated to hire musicians, where you just have to fill in the form with your needs.
- Online listings: Online listings are a great resource, such as pianoaccompanists.com, violinist.com, and gigmasters.com.
- Musicians' websites: Do a Google search of musicians in the location you're looking for, and take a look at their professional websites to see if any of them would suit your needs.
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