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Welcome, Megan Ihnen!

Megan Ihnen
Mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen.

Exciting news! Live Music Project is growing and we are happy to bring Megan Ihnen on board to help with communications. Keep an eye out for her name on our regular emails!

Megan comes to us with a passion for classical and new music, creative placemaking, and coffee. With more than 10 years of experience in arts administration and communications/marketing, Megan is cut from our cloth when it comes to shared love for music, community, and accessible data. We’re so excited to be working with you, Megan – welcome!

(P.S… Please feel free to drop Megan a line and say “hello” at megan@livemusicproject.org!)

Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: July 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, jobs, announcements

  • Music Center of the Northwest, a non-profit community music school, seeks an executive director.
  • Northwest Folklife seeks a programs coordinator to work closely with many cultural communities and performers.
  • Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the audience services lead representative; technical director; senior communications manager; stewardship and events associate; and direct sales & telefunding representative.
  • KING FM seeks a development coordinator.
  • The Seattle Symphony is accepting applications for the following positions: senior manager of creative projects & community engagement; annual fund coordinator, and part-time ticket services associate.
  • Music of Remembrance seeks a full-time, paid development associate starting immediately.
  • Town Hall Seattle seeks an institutional giving manager.
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet is hiring for the following positions: Children’s Division teacher (part time); master carpenter; school accompanist; DCM sales representative; and certified pilates instructor.
  • Bremerton Youth Symphony is hiring a music director; director; and stage assistant.
  • City Arts is hiring a marketing and communications specialist
    (temporary position).
  • West Seattle Community Orchestras (WSCO) is in search of its next Symphony Orchestra conductor.
  • Seattle Festival Orchestra, a community orchestra of experienced musicians, announces auditions for the position of concertmaster.
  • The Seattle Choral Company is holding auditions through the summer.
  • Seattle Pro Musica holds auditions for all voice parts in August.
  • Northwest Boychoir is looking for boys ages 6-9 for fall enrollment; no prior musical training required, just musical aptitude and enjoyment of music.
  • Northwest Mahler Festival is seeking musicians: strings, winds, percussion, and harp.
  • Cascade Symphony has openings for principal trombone, principal cello, and principal 2nd violin, with auditions on July 23rd.
  • Ensign Symphony & Chorus is seeking to fill the following symphony personnel positions: string bass, section horn, section trumpet, all other section strings, and sub positions for all instrumental positions.
  • Seattle Festival Orchestra seeks community musicians for principal oboe, principal trumpet, section trumpet, and strings for the 2018-19 season.
  • Seattle Wind Symphony is holding auditions for oboe / clarinet / bari sax / string bass for regular membership (and ongoing sub-list positions).
  • Bremerton Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for local and regional musicians with experience on August 30.
  • Gallery Concerts classical chamber music non-profit organization seeks board members.
  • Thalia Allied Artists Music Library seeks a rental space for its large collection of scores and parts.
  • 4Culture provides a financial incentive to book roster performers; sign up for the 4Culture Touring Arts Roster and check out the Presenter Incentive Program.

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, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: June 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, jobs, & announcements

  • Auburn Symphony Orchestra is hiring an executive director.
  • West Seattle Community Orchestras (WSCO) is in search of its next Symphony Orchestra conductor. For details, contact info@wscorchestras.com.
  • Gallery Concerts, a non-profit organization presenting baroque and classical concerts, seeks a part-time administrative director.
  • Music of Remembrance seeks a full-time, paid development associate starting immediately.
  • Town Hall Seattle seeks an institutional giving manager to lead and grow its portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government partners in close collaboration with the development director.
  • City Arts Magazine welcomes applications for their events team (paid hourly).
  • Music & Arts seeks full-time education sales representatives to work directly with school music programs throughout Western Washington.
  • Seattle Wind Symphony is holding auditions for oboe / clarinet / bari sax / string bass for regular membership (and ongoing sub-list positions).
  • Northwest Mahler Festival is seeking musicians: strings, winds, percussion, and harp.
  • Operamuse is holding auditions on June 8th in West Seattle.
  • The Seattle Opera Youth Opera Project will hold placement auditions on June 14 & 16, 2018; all applicants age 7-18 will be accepted, regardless of skill level (no prior experience necessary).
  • Northwest Boychoir is looking for boys ages 6-9 for fall enrollment; no prior musical training required, just musical aptitude and enjoyment of music.
  • Vocalpoint! Seattle will hold Girls Prep auditions on June 2, 2018.
  • Tuned In! chamber music festival is now accepting applications for students ages 13-24 (July 9-14 at Haller Lake United Methodist Church, financial aid available).
  • 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 Chamber Music Society seeks volunteer concert ushers for the 2018 Summer Festival in July – join us for world-class music at Benaroya Hall!
  • Thalia Allied Artists Music Library seeks rental space for its large collection of scores and parts.
  • Announcing the launch of the first annual Cascade Conducting Masterclass at Pacific Lutheran University with Symphony Tacoma music director Sarah Ioannides (June 25-29, 2018).

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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Past issues are located in the archive.

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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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.

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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Past issues are located in the archive.

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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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.

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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Past issues are located in the archive.

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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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.