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Seattle Auditions & Announcements: May 2018

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more. Subscribe here.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Auditions & announcements – May 2018

  • Music of Remembrance seeks an Administrative Specialist responsible for ensuring the efficient and reliable functioning of MOR’s office operations.
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet seeks an Assistant Craft Teacher for the FRC Summer Dance Workshop.
  • Cascade Symphony is looking for a 2nd Clarinet and strong amateur violinists and violists for the 2018-2019 season (auditions on June 11), as well as Principal 2nd Violin and Principal Cello (auditions on July 23).
  • Seattle Symphony is hiring an Assistant to Vice President & General Manager (deadline for applications: May 4, 2018)
  • Opera on Tap is holding auditions for their Seattle/Tacoma roster. Auditions are May 29 & 30 (applications are due on May 21).
  • Breath of Aire, an all-volunteer choir, is looking for tenors.
  • Young Musicians & Artists summer camp in Salem, OR is accepting applications for youth musicians grades 4 through 12.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – to submit to Current or the print calendar, send event details to calendar@cityartsmagazine.com
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

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Seattle Auditions & Announcements: April 2018

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more. Subscribe here.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Auditions & announcements – April 2018

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

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Seattle Auditions & Announcements: March 2018

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Auditions & announcements – March 2018

  • St. James Cathedral seeks a full-time Associate Director of Music with competence in choral directing and keyboard performance.
  • The Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra invites musicians to apply for the 2018 Bushell Concerto Competition, now through March 18.
  • Seattle Symphony is holding auditions for section viola.
  • Seattle Opera is seeking a boy soprano for the role of Miles in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw (auditions March 3) and volunteer male supernumeraries to play soldiers in Aida.
  • KEXP is seeking an outreach coordinator and part-time social media assistant.
  • Town Hall seeks a development coordinator and a special events coordinator.
  • KING FM is seeking a part-time board operator.
  • Sound of Late is hosting a call for collaborators to identify teams of composers to present as part of their 2018–2019 season in Portland and Seattle.
  • The Pacific Northwest Ballet is hiring a school accompanist.
  • Breath of Aire, an all-volunteer choir, is looking for tenors.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

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Past issues are located in the archive.

Auditions & announcements: February 2018

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Auditions & announcements – February 2018

  • The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture & Seattle Department of Transportation seek a practicing composer and/or musician to be an Artist-in Residence in the northwest tower of the Fremont Bridge.
  • Seattle Chamber Music Society seeks 2 part-time, seasonal Marketing & Community Engagement Coordinators for May-July.
  • Sound of Late is hosting a call for collaborators to identify teams of composers to present as part of their 2018–2019 season in Portland and Seattle.
  • Registration is open for Chamber Music Madness’ Day of Chamber Music Madness, designed for amateur adult musicians (individuals and groups) with coaching from the Skyros Quartet.
  • PSSO seeks beer-loving trumpets and percussionists for its Respighi Roman Festival concert on 3/10!
  • The Pacific Northwest Ballet is hiring a school accompanist.
  • Breath of Aire, an all-volunteer choir, is looking for tenors.
  • KING FM is seeking a major gifts officer, an account executive, and a senior account executive, and is also looking for volunteers for events and fund drives.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm
  • Second Inversion – submit performances to the new music event calendar

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Auditions & announcements: January 2018

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Auditions & announcements – January 2018

  • PSSO seeks beer-loving trumpets and percussionists for its Respighi Roman Festival concert on 3/10!
  • Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute 2018 registration is now open (due April 30, 2018)
  • KEXP is hiring a Development Administrative Specialist (paid), Education Coordinator (paid), and Music Library Volunteer (unpaid)
  • The Pacific Northwest Ballet is hiring a school accompanist and corporate relations manager.
  • Breath of Aire, an all-volunteer choir, is looking for tenors.
  • Seattle Festival Orchestra is holding auditions for all strings (especially cello and bass) and oboe.
  • KING FM is seeking a major gifts officer, an account executive, and a senior account executive, and is also looking for volunteers for events and fund drives.
  • The Seattle Times is seeking a full-time staff music writer who can provide outstanding coverage of the Pacific Northwest popular music scene.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm
  • Second Inversion – submit performances to the new music event calendar

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We invite you to submit announcements/deadlines for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month. You can do that here.

Past issues are located in the archive.

LMP presents: 2017 in numbers!

How many times did a theorbo take the stage in 2017? What was the most-performed piece this year? Let’s go data-spelunking!

In 2017…

40,000

people used the LMP to find live classical music in Seattle and Puget Sound

36,000

were under 65 years old – 85%

1,983

classical concerts took place in the region

639

were free

596

were performed by orchestras (compared to 519 chamber music performances)

406

featured a piano as the primary instrument (50 more than the runner-up: voice!)

250

concerts were family-friendly or designed especially for children

126

featured music by the top composer of the year, J.S. Bach (narrowly beating Mozart by 6)

109

concerts included a premiere or new commission

92

performances of improvised music took place – the same as the number of Beethoven performances

54

programs included electronic music – the same as the number of programs that included music by 17th-century composer Handel

35

is the most times a single piece was performed this year: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker (followed by Handel’s Messiah at 22)

26

performances took place outdoors – which is the same as the number of concerts that included works by Sibelius

15

concerts featured a theorbo – a string instrument from the late 16th century

1

is the number of concerts featuring a theremin

is the amount of appreciation we have for you for being with us this year

Happy 2018!

Shaya & team LMP


These statistics are based on data from events submitted to the Live Music Project calendar in 2017, and from Google Analytics. If you would like to include your concerts in next year’s review, please submit them here!

Community announcements: December 2017

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Announcements – December 2017

  • Town Hall Seattle is seeking a Town Hall Resident to help co-curate events.
  • KEXP is hiring an executive assistant and show producer / project manager for the Afternoon Show.
  • The Pacific Northwest Ballet is hiring a school accompanist, corporate relations manager, operations assistant, and more.
  • Breath of Aire, an all-volunteer choir, is looking for tenors.
  • Seattle Festival Orchestra is holding auditions for all strings (especially cello and bass) and oboe.
  • KING FM is hiring a major gifts officer, an account executive, and a senior account executive.
  • The Seattle Times is seeking a full-time staff music writer who can provide outstanding coverage of the Pacific Northwest popular music scene.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

 

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LMP On the Road: Giving Tuesday

LMP executive director Shaya Lyon checks in with the cellos during an interview with Nathan Whittaker at his studio in West Seattle. (Photo: Bronson Foster)
LMP executive director Shaya Lyon checks in with the cellos during an interview with Nathan Whittaker at his studio in West Seattle. (Photo: Bronson Foster)

November 28, 2017 was Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving that was created to inspire people to collaborate to improve their local communities and give back in impactful ways to the causes they support.

Our Seattle arts community is incredible, and on Tuesday, we brought it a little closer to your doorstep – or your magical viewing device – as we visited a few of the many passionate, inspiring, and fun artists across Seattle.

That’s right. It’s the 2017 edition of LMP On The Road!

Continuing our tradition of showcasing local arts organizations on #GivingTuesday, we went behind the scenes to interview – live on Facebook – as many members of our Seattle classical community as we can fit in a calendar day. We heard from…

• The four delightful members of the Skyros Quartet, a professional teaching artist string quartet dedicated to inspiring communication through performing, educating, and composing:

• UW Modern Ensemble, as they prepared for their Dec. 5 concert, including Philip Glass’ Music in Similar Motion:

• UW Percussion Ensemble, who were rehearsing a theatrical version of John Cage’s recently-discovered radio play The City Wears a Slouch Hat, which will be paired at their concert on Dec. 1 with new works by University of Washington composition students:

• Lily Shababi, a third-year student currently studying composition and performance at Cornish College of the Arts:

Soprano Linda Tsatsanis, cellist Nathan Whittaker, and clarinetist Thomas Carroll, including an introduction to a very oddly-bent instrument that will be heard in concert on Dec. 2 & 3:

• The West Seattle Community Orchestras, an all-ages organization where students – who play for free – have started in beginning ensembles and worked their way up to the symphony. They’re rehearsing for their Dec. 5 concert:

The Esoterics, as they prepared “non-Christmas music sung in heavenly manner” for concerts on Dec. 1, 2 & 3. You’ll hear snippets of Paul John Rudoi’s Spheres of Influence, Andrea Clearfield’s Khandroma (in Tibetan), and “At Castle Wood” (text by Emily Brontë) from the song cycle To touch the sky, by Kevin Puts:

Michael Praetorius – wait, MICHAEL PRAETORIUS!!?!?!?? Well, ok, it was Seattle Pro Musica – singing one of his dazzling Medieval carols in rehearsal for their Winter Rose concerts on Dec. 9:

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know these artists, as we have.

Finally, #GivingTuesday is so much more than one day in November. Year-round, our programs connect people with live classical music in a way that strengthens community, celebrates listener agency, and amplifies local arts resources. We hope you’ll support our efforts to maximize the reach of these artists and their beautiful, important work.

Community announcements: November 2017

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Announcements – November 2017

  • Music of Remembrance is now taking applications for a full-time administrative specialist
  • The Pacific Northwest Ballet is hiring an administrative assistant, a school accompanist, and certified pilates instructors.
  • Seattle Music Partners seeks volunteer instrumental music instructors for youth program.
  • Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center is looking for volunteers with a passion for the performing arts to support hundreds of performances year-round. Interested? Email ushering@cornish.edu.
  • The Northwest Boychoir – recognized as one of the nation’s premier children’s choral programs – is holding auditions.
  • Breath of Aire is a Pacific Northwest (all volunteer) choir looking for tenors.
  • Seattle Festival Orchestra is holding auditions for all strings, especially violin & bass.
  • KING FM is hiring a major gifts officer and a senior account executive.
  • Town Hall Seattle is seeking a part-time digital media assistant to film and live-stream programs and to assist in updating web-based media content.
  • The Seattle Times is seeking a full-time staff music writer who can provide outstanding coverage of the Pacific Northwest popular music scene.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

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We invite you to submit announcements/deadlines for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month. You can do that here.

Past issues are located in the archive.