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The Montani Music Ensemble performs elegant string music to add that unique touch to your wedding, reception or special event. We combine artistic excellence and experience to meet your special musical needs.

About Jennifer
and the Ensemble

Comprised of professional musicians from the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Montani Music Ensemble’s purpose is to provide quality live performance for your special event including weddings, banquets and parties.

Enjoy the sweet sounds from the wonderful family of bowed string instruments — the violin, viola, and cello — in various combinations, which include the String Quartet, String Trio, String Duo or Violin Solo. Trumpet and Flute are available upon request.

Indulge in the warmth and intimacy of these fine acoustical instruments performed by first-rate musicians. Let Jennifer Wood and Montani Music Ensemble add the perfect touch to your memorable occasion.

Jennifer Wood Bio

I have been performing and teaching music for over 20 years. I have a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance from the University of Wisconsin.

Below is a list of organizations that I have performed with:
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Chautauqua Symphony, New York
North Carolina Symphony
Charleston Symphony Orchestra, South Carolina
Breckenridge Music Institute, Colorado
New World Symphony, Florida

Events

Jennifer Wood and Montani Music Ensemble offer professional musicians from the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Select a distinctive style of music for your occasion, or choose a cornucopia of styles for everyone to enjoy. Choose from a variety of instrumental combinations to suit your personal preferences. Our musical styles range from Classical, Romantic and Ragtime to Opera and Broadway. We also offer dances ranging from Waltzes to Country Fiddle.

Whether you select a Solo Violin, Duo, String Trio or String Quartet, Jennifer Wood and Montani Music Ensemble will add that special touch to your event or other memorable occasion.

Below is a list of events:
Weddings
Corporate Events
Holidays
Receptions
Celebrations
Fundraisers
Funerals

Listen to our sample wedding music which contains ensembles from string quartet, trio, duet or solo violin.
Wedding Music Samples

Our large selection of music can be viewed below. Create your own distinct style from our repertoire. Mix styles to suite your occasion!

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Standard Classical Music
Popular 19th & 20th Century Music
Holiday Music
Dances (Waltz, Country Fiddle, etc)
Wedding Music
Opera and Italian Music
Jazz Music

FAQ

Question:

How do I add another type of instrument to the ensemble?

Answer:

We will ask availability of the musician and add an additional fee. Add royalty to your wedding with the addition of a trumpet to the quartet. Add elegance to any reception by replacing a violin with a flutist in a trio ensemble.

Question:

What are your rates?

Answer:

Price is determined by the event, size of ensemble, length of performance. We are based in Charleston,WV and possible travel fees may exist. Price sheet available upon request, or email us on the contact page for a quote.

Question:

What does the price include?

Answer:

Our musicians perform 30 minutes of prelude music, during the ceremony, recessional, and two postlude selections. We also provide free consultation via email and phone.

Question:

Do you attend a wedding rehearsal or rehearse with a singer?

Answer:

One person can attend the wedding rehearsal. There is an additional fee. If rehearsal is unattended, one musician will meet the wedding coordinator before the prelude music start time. There is a nominal fee per musician to rehearse with a singer. The rehearsal would occur half an hour before the prelude music. The accompaniment music needs to be provided by the wedding party, either written for the specific ensemble or a simple piano score.

Question:

Do you need a sound system?

Answer:

We do not need amplification in a church or small outdoor setting. String instruments resonate well. If you anticipate a large reception or event, you may provide one for us to use.

Question:

What if your music list does not have our favorite selections?

Answer:

You may provide us with an arrangement for the specific ensemble or piano score. There are many online resources for arranged string music. We do not arrange parts from recordings or orchestral scores.

Question:

What is the step to secure your services?

Answer:

Fill out our contact form and we will check our availability. Upon confirmation, we will send a price sheet and two contracts. You secure the date with a half deposit. For special music requests, allow one to two months for arrangement.